Animal Assisted Therapy Program Requirements

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NCH! 

Please acknowledge and agree to the following before completing the application:

  • I am 18 years or older (not in high school)
  • I understand that completing this application does not guarantee me a volunteer assignment.  
  • If I'm selected and qualified, I will be invited to have my dog's temperament tested/evaluated ($30) and required to provide a portion of the costs for the training program ($125)
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling and as needed basis.  We hold applications for one year and consider applicants as our needs change. 
  • I understand as a condition of initial and continued participation in the volunteer program I agree to complete:
    • Online volunteer orientation
    • A background check
    • All health requirements as determined by NCH's Employee Health department
  • If accepted I will offer my services without monetary compensation
  • If accepted I agree to comply with all the hospital’s rules and regulations, and those specific to the volunteer services department.

Please Note - the application allows you 30 minutes to input in all of your information, including a photo of your ID.  Information can not be completed in multiple sessions.  It must all be completed at one time. 

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Username must not start with space
Username must not end with space
Username must not have two or more spaces in a row

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