Pet Therapy Training Class Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering your time along with your dog, please visit our Pet Therapy Training & Evaluations page.

If you don’t have a dog, or maybe your dog is not a good fit to volunteer with you as a therapy dog, we still need your help!

Paws & Think needs volunteers to assist with our Pet Therapy training classes. These are the classes where dogs and their handlers learn the skills to become a registered therapy team with Paws & Think. Our Trainer leads these classes, and volunteers are needed to help the Trainer practice different exercises with the dogs. As a volunteer, you would not bring your dog with you for this opportunity.
Some examples of volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Helping to set up the training room
  • Providing different distractions for the dogs while they practice walking calmly with their handlers
  • Administering pretend vet examinations to the dogs
  • Helping to set up an obstacle course of toys and treats
  • Practicing calm greetings with the dogs and their handlers
  • Other duties as needed

We also welcome school-age children to volunteer along with their parent or guardian.  All volunteers must either complete the Paws & Think volunteer application and background check or provide a signed waiver before volunteering at a class.

If you are interested in volunteering with a Pet Therapy class, please check out our online calendar for upcoming dates where volunteers are needed. If you find a date that works for you, please email us at to sign up.

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