Pet Therapy volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: United Hospital Volunteer Services

United Volunteers are dedicated to a high-quality patient experience. Your support helps provide the finest possible care and service to our patients, families, and visitors. Additionally, our pet therapy volunteer teams give comfort and support in the unique form of a furry face and wagging tail.

As a pet therapy volunteer team, you will "round" different units and waiting areas of the Hospital, with emphasis on inpatient rehab and mental health units. You and your pooch will take part in group activity and individual visits which will be given to you at the start of each shift.

What our staff say about our pet therapy volunteers:

"When Dave and Sarah (Pet therapy team) walk onto the Rehab Unit, they instantly share light and joy. Sarah is a welcome face to patients who may feel isolated due to their recent hospitalization. Sarah's comforting spirit, intuitive nature, and friendly demeanor is truly a gift for patients and staff alike."

Amy G.- TR Specialist Inpatient Rehab


-Must be certified with Pet Partners (

-Must be at least 18 years old

-Clean background check for volunteers 18 and older

-Health screening, including COVID vaccine nd current flu shot

Must be certified with Pet Partners (

Not yet certified? Become pet therapy certified through pet partners

The benefit to becoming certified through Pet Partners is that you and your pooch are well-prepared to partake in animal assisted activity and therapy programs.

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Fee Amount: None

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