Volunteer with Your Therapy Animal

Are you interested in volunteering with your therapy animal for PAWS?

Volunteer with Your Pet for PAWS

You are invited to attend a virtual informational overview and training on October 5, 2020 from 5–7 p.m. Even though PAWS remains a virtual program this year, volunteers are needed for these sessions that take place on Zoom. You will also join other PAWS volunteers when we can resume in-person sessions.

All species are welcome as long as the team is registered with Pet Partners, TDI, ITA, or Alliance of Therapy Dogs (or you are in the process of training and working toward registration).

Please register for this orientation and training session. Once you have registered, you will receive a zoom link and password, and in a separate email, I will send you the orientation materials we will review during the training. On the day of the training, please log on at least 10 minutes early. You will be in a virtual waiting room and admitted once the session begins. We will discuss the program, how this is different than other facilities where you might have gone with your animal, and how student needs are particular to their developing years.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with others who might be interested, and please don't hesitate to contact Tanya with questions at tanya@umn.edu. Thank you.