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.
Can’t wait? Watch a recorded version by clicking the play button for “Volunteering with Your Pet” at the bottom of the page.
Pet Partners is pleased to offer live webinar sessions which occur on the third Thursday of every month. Topics for each offering will be announced throughout the year. While these webinars are particularly relevant to current handlers, enrollment is open to everyone and we invite volunteer instructors, team evaluators, and prospective handlers to join us as well.
May 15, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
This 40 minute webinar will help prepare handlers for their team evaluation. We will focus on skills to build, common questions, what to expect the day before and the day of, and other timely pieces of information. Attendees should be familiar with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program general requirements. For a good overview watch Volunteering With Your Pet.
Register for May 15
June 19, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
In 40 minutes you will have your questions answered about planning to evaluate for current or lapsed teams. If you wish to change the equipment you visit with, achieve a new rating, evaluate early, or achieve a Youth Endorsement this session is for you. We will also cover evaluations with multiple animals and adding a new team registration. Attendees should be familiar with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program general requirements and have evaluated once before.
Register for June 19
July 17, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Many volunteers, especially those who visit in healthcare settings, may experience the passing of a client. This 40-minute webinar will address the grief that such loss may bring about as well as some healthy approaches to debriefing and self-care we recommend volunteers use in such situations.
Register for July 17
Recordings of previous webinars for current and prospective volunteers are available in the Resource Library.
Volunteering with Your Pet informational session that answers the question “What does it take to become a registered Therapy Animal Team with Pet Partners?”
Discover the amazing and colorful connection parrots and other birds can have as therapy animals registered with Pet Partners in this 35-minute presentation!
Take half an hour and learn how to become a registered Pet Partners therapy animal team with your cat.
Spend an hour learning how to register as a guinea pig therapy animal team, how to visit safely, and what to expect during your team evaluation. Questions and answers included.
This video, including an extensive question and answer session, provides an overview of becoming a therapy animal team with your mini horse.
Discover what it takes to register as a therapy animal team with a llama. The video is 52 minutes long and includes a question and answer period at the end.