Animal Assisted Therapy volunteers have the unique opportunity to provide a beneficial service to both animals and people. Animal Assisted Therapy is increasingly used to boost the mood and morale of those in resident care facilities. By bringing a Shelter dog or cat to visit one of these facilities, an Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteer can find that people from diverse backgrounds and facing a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological struggles can find not only comfort, but also growth and healing through animal-assisted therapy. The premise is simple: the bond between humans and animals reaches beyond words, and an animal’s presence can offer a powerful level of comfort and companionship that is unconditional and runs very deep. Interested? Please fill out a Volunteer Profile.
To be eligible for an Animal Assisted Therapy Volunteer position, volunteer must first complete at least 20 hours of level 2 Dog Walking and be at least 18 years of age or assisted by a parent. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.