Interested in a free webinar to see if being a therapy animal team is right for you?

Have you ever considered volunteering as a therapy animal team? Pet Partners invites prospective volunteers to attend free, one-hour informational webinars (online interactive presentations) to learn about our Therapy Animal Program. Led by experienced volunteers with the assistance of Pet Partners staff, these sessions will cover the process for becoming a registered therapy animal team with your pet.

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Volunteering with your Pet

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2018 Webinars for Therapy Animal Teams

As part of our commitment to education and engagement Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program offers a variety of webinars for volunteers, pet owners, and the general public.  Session registration is generally available on our website 4-6 weeks in advance of the event.  Webinars feature live presentations with question/answer opportunities.

When Passion Burns Out: Compassion Fatigue in Volunteers and Their Therapy Partners

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 @ 3 p.m. Pacific

This webinar, led by guest presenter Dr. Amber Bach-Gorman, will provide definitions of burnout and compassion fatigue and how they relate to volunteer teams. The session will discuss how to recognize compassion fatigue in ourselves and our teammates and tips for building resiliency.

Register for Wednesday, September 5th

Grieving the Passing of your Therapy Animal Teammate

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, @ 2 p.m. Pacific

Losing a pet is hard. Grieving the passing of a teammate with whom you were registered for therapy animal visits adds a layer of complexity and emotions. In this webinar we will discuss what are some common experiences and feelings handlers experience when faced with such a loss. We will offer some food for thought for those who are considering registering with a new therapy animal down the road, including how to choose your new teammate and where to conduct visits.

Register for Wednesday, September 19th

 

Recordings of previous webinars for current and prospective volunteers are available in the Volunteer Center Resource Library. For best results, leave the keyword field blank and filter by video.