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Hartford Hospital Pet Therapy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Hartford Hospital

  • 10 people are interested

Hartford Hospital is in need of pet therapy teams to provide caring and uplifting interactions with patients, visitors and staff. Teams must have a pet therapy certification to apply.
Volunteer Services staff will work with owners to determine the best placement for volunteer shifts based on interest, availability and comfort level of the team. Options for placement include visiting admitted patients, out-patient cancer centers (Hartford, Avon or Manchester), or the Institute of Living adult, adolescent or children's programs.
Shifts are available 7 days a week and can start as early as 7:00 a.m. and end as late as 8:00 p.m.
We hope you will consider sharing your time and your canine companion at Hartford Hospital!

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About Hartford Hospital


80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, US

Mission Statement

To offer comprehensive services in an environment where innovation and teaching are integral to care; where we are proud to serve patients and one another; where meeting the challenge of complex medical needs is viewed as a defining competency; and where quality and safety of care are a constant.


Hartford Hospital is central Connecticut's leading tertiary medical center with a world class medical staff, supported by over 7,000 extraordinary staff members and 1,000 volunteers. Hartford Hospital is the major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, serving the New England region. Our reputation for providing complex and innovative care to those in need is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Our quality programs have continually been recognized for excellence by the Federal Government, US News and World Report, Solucient, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the National Cancer Institute, to name a few.

Hartford Hospital performed the first successful heart transplant in the state, and pioneered the use of robotics in surgery. We maintain the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and operate the state's only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine


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Hartford Hospital80 Seymour StreetHartford, CT 06102



  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers are requested to commit to one shift per week for at least one hour.
  • Dog and owner must have pet therapy certification and dog must have up to date veterinary documentation.

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