Volunteer with your pet!

You’ve felt it yourself-the undeniable boost to your mood and spirit you feel when you’re with your pet. Every year, thousands of Pet Partners volunteer handlers around the world share this gift by bringing joy and improved outcomes to millions of people. You’re here because you share our vision, and want to improve lives in your community. We’re here to get you started and support you along the way.

One of the best things about Pet Partners is that while dogs make up 94% of the teams in our Therapy Animal Program, we also welcome friendly, well-behaved cats, horses, birds, pigs, llamas & alpacas, rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs!

To become a volunteer therapy animal team with Pet Partners and begin visiting, you and your pet will first need to complete our registration process. We use this process to be sure your pet is healthy and well-behaved, and that you have the right training too.

What are the benefits if I register with Pet Partners?
While on volunteer visits, you and your pet have comprehensive insurance coverage.
You will have access to tools to help you find places and opportunities to visit.
You will have access to Pet Partners’ online courses available free or at discounted prices.
You will have support and customer service from Pet Partners’ exceptional Therapy Animal Program staff.
You will receive an ID badge with a picture of you and your pet for you to wear while visiting.
To get started, visit https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-pet-partners/.

Type of help: To help people become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives.
Languages spoken: English
What else ...: Pet Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people throughout the world become healthier and happier by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. Numerous scientific research studies have proven that interactions with animals: Reduce people's blood pressure Lower anxiety and stress levels Stimulate the release of endorphins, which help people feel good, which is especially important for those feeling isolated or depressed Encourage exercise Lead to more independent and fulfilling lives Increase a sense of community
How many travelers can volunteer?: Unlimited
Accommodation suggestions: N/A
Hours expected: TBD
Availability: ASAP
Wish List: N/A
How would you like to volunteer?:
Virtual (you can do it from a computer, home or anywhere)
In Person (you'll go to a physical location)
Cause Category:
Arts & Culture
Emergency & Saftey
Immigrants & Refugees
Seniors
Sports & Recreation
Faith Based
Computers & Technology
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights
Animals & Wild Life
Children & Youth
Families
Women
Hunger
Health & Medicine
Politics
Community
International
Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing
LGBTQ+
Veterans & Military Family
Race & Ethnicity
Environment
People with Disabilities
Crisis Support
Education & Life Skills
Length of Time :
Short-Term ( one time or less than a month)
Long Term ( 30 days or more)
Region:
USA
Canada
Caribbean
Central America
Middle East
South America
Africa
India
Europe
Asia
Australia
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Crafts for Non-Profits
Crafts for Adults & Seniors
Crafts for Communities
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