STEP 1: Consider Visit Opportunities
When you and your pet become a Pets & People Team,
you will be ready to get out and bring joy
to those in your community!
How do you wish to volunteer
with your pet?
Two types of Volunteer Opportunities
for Pets & People Teams
We do request all teams to commit to recurring visits at a community facility such as nursing home, assisted living home, special needs facility, school, library or hospital. It is your choice.
First establish a Recurring Volunteer Placement at a Community Facility
To support your placement, our Director of Volunteers will help you think about what population you would like to serve as well as what environment your pet will enjoy.
We will then provide you with contacts at facilities in your community who are actively looking for pet therapy teams. We support you all the way through the process!
If you are comfortable, you will coordinate your first visit.
You can also make suggestions of facilities that are not in our database.
Please know, we are always here to help if you have any questions.
De-stress or Wellness events at academic institutions or commercial organizations.
Volunteer at One-time De-stress or Wellness Group Events
In addition to your community placement, you will also be able to sign up for various Group Events through the Pets & People Members Area . These events at colleges or high schools and companies call for several pet teams to come to a one-time event. They are very fun and we welcome you to consider these once you get started.