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.
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.
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.
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.
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.