Volunteer With Your Dog

Volunteer With Your Dog

Doylestown Health encourages registered pet therapy teams to apply to volunteer at Doylestown Health. Teams must be registered with one of the following pet therapy organizations:

Registered therapy teams should review the guidelines and all other information provided. If you are interested in volunteering at Doylestown Health, please call Volunteer Services at 215.345.2204 to request further information and schedule a shadowing appointment with an experienced pet therapy team. Applications are available after completing the shadowing appointment.

Application Process

Interested pet therapy teams must complete the following application process:

  • Application, including:
    • Copy of current pet therapy organization registration
    • Copies of all veterinary records required by your pet therapy organization
    • Copy of current dog license
    • References
  • Interview
  • Tuberculosis screening and flu shot completed by a Doylestown Health clinician
  • Security clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprint Clearance
  • Volunteer orientation
  • Animal handler briefing & hospital tour
  • Supervised visits with a Doylestown Health animal-assisted activity team master handler
  • Familiarity with the assignment and responsibilities of the animal-assisted activity team

Animal Assisted Activity Team Assignment Guidelines

Contact the Volunteer Office

Questions about volunteering with your dog? Call the Volunteer Office at 215.345.2204.

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