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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.