Pets & People Events

Orientation Sessions

All prospective volunteers must attend an Orientation Session prior to participating in the screening events listed at right. Orientations are usually held twice a month on Saturday mornings. Please visit our Volunteers page for more information.

To request therapy teams at your special event: Event Request Form

Board Meeting

DATE: TBA, every two months.
TIME: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
All volunteers are welcome to attend but must contact Joel Wolff, president of Pets & People Foundation, ahead of time to reserve a place at the table.

Various Events

Health & Wellness Fair
DATE and TIME: Friday, July 14, 2017 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm or 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
LOCATION: SCHOTT North America, 122 Charlton Street, Charlton, MA
TEAM LEADER: Team Leader Needed.  Contact: if interested.
Dog teams only.  Free parking.
Events will be outside under tents & include other vendors and food. 3 Teams signed for 11:30 am slot. Would love more C. Gingrich Site Leader. Looking for at least one team for 4:30 pm slot.


Why Me?
DATE and TIME: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LOCATION: Sherry’s House
Please note time. Event is filled to overflow.


Promote Reading
DATE and TIME: Friday, July 28, 2017 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Newburyport Library, 91 State Street, Newburyport, MA
TEAM LEADER: Sheryl Reed & Poppet
Dog & cat teams.  Parking in lots and on streets.
If you haven’t been to Newburyport lately, then why not combine a trip to this historic waterfront town with this educational event for teens to bring more readers to the Library?


DATE and TIME: Sunday, August 20, 2017 – Time TBD (likely one hour in morning)
LOCATION: Framingham Memory Café, The Heritage, Senior Living Center, 717 Water St., Framingham, MA
Dog teams.  Parking in lots and on streets.
A special program for Alzheimer’s patients & their caretakers. If you can in any way support this one, you will definitely take away more than you give. Details to follow.


Paralympics Carnival
DATE and TIME: Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA
TEAM LEADER: Cindy Gingrich & Molly
Dog & cat teams.  Parking TBD.
Well, if you are looking for a Labor Day weekend event, put this on your calendar! The Carnival looks beyond physical disabilities to include mental wellness. Goal is to offer therapy to new students with dogs and cats present and also set up informational booth about therapy pets and our mission.


Health Fair Day
DATE and TIME: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Framingham State
TEAM LEADER: Cindy Gingrich & Molly
Weather permitting @ Crocker Grove. If rain, then @ The Forum.


COPE Well Week
DATE and TIME: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Time TBD
LOCATION: Framingham State
TEAM LEADER: Cindy Gingrich & Molly
Details to follow. There’s still time.

Each year Pets & People sets up a booth at various dog related events in the Boston area to spread the word about our work and encourage new volunteers to join Pets & People or donate to the foundation.

As you can see from the booth to the left, it’s always festive and we have plenty of four-footed volunteers helping spread the word too! If you have an event you would like us to attend, or would like to represent us at one of these events, please contact us at