Join us as a volunteer:
Volunteering is a very nobel gesture of giving back to the society. Volunteering with your pet is even more rewarding as you get to share the love and joy that your pet gives you, with someone in need.
The Animal Angels Volunteering program gives you a chance to participate in our Human-Animal interaction programs and experience the healing power of pets. The program prepares you to not just work with therapy animals, but also with human.
Step 1: Orientation workshop
Animal assisted intervention is a new field. To volunteer in this field you need to have basic knowledge of the field. Through this orientation workshop you’ll get all the basic knowledge necessary to work with animals to help other human being.
Step 2: Register as a volunteer. Complete 10 hours of on field observation.
On completion of the orientation workshop and the volunteer registration process, you move onto the next level. This involves completing observation hours to understand how the programs work on field. These observation sessions give you deeper understanding of the human-animal interaction programs. The volunteers are also trained on handling and working with therapy dogs, learning about their requirements and stress levels, learning about various disabilities and ethical was of working. Every session is followed by post session discussions to answer your doubts.
Step 3: Second level training
After completing the 10 hour observation, you need to complete a one day, second level training. This Included one day workshop which will equip volunteers to talk about Animal Angels Foundation and the field of human animal interaction. Volunteers will be trained to assist therapist during sessions which involves managing crowd in group sessions and/or dog handling, depending on volunteer’s interest.
Volunteers need to finish 25 hours of on field work under supervision of senior therapist.
Step 4: Third level training
This involves preparing dog-handler teams to conduct visiting programs on their own. This training enables you to work independently with your team on projects. This training gives our teams the confidence and qualification to conduct programs which are productive and minimise risk factors.
Join us with your pet as a team:
For a therapy animal, work involves interacting with different people in different situations/places/conditions. Therapy animal needs to have certain type of temperament.
A therapy dog is not just friendly, but also a confidant individual, with the ability to think and responding on his own. Not every dog who seems friendly is cut out for the job of a therapy dog. It needs a lot of work on the part of both, the human and the animal.
*Volunteering with your pet requires a commitment. We appreciate pet owners who can take out at least two hours a week to volunteer with their pet after they complete their registration and training. This is a community based program aimed at getting humans and animals closer, we want you to experience what your pet’s love can do for someone in need for it.
Step 1: orientation workshop and temperament test:
If you want to volunteer with your pet
1 > take the Orientation Workshop for yourself
2 > booking a temperament Evaluation Session for your therapy dog.
*Passing the temperament test means your pet can be trained as a therapy pet. It does not mean your pet has become a therapy pet.
Step 2: 10 hours of on field work with experience handler/therapist.
Your pet need to work on filed with experienced handler for us to understand which type of work is best suited for your pet. It also helps the pet to understand what is expected from him in the sessions.
Step 3: completing 25 hours on field as a dog-handler team:
This will involve working with your pet as a team under the supervision of senior therapist and handler.
Step 4: Training as a dog handler team to conduct visiting programs on your own:
This involves preparing dog-handler teams to conduct visiting programs on their own. This training enables you to work independently with your team on projects. This training gives our teams the confidence and qualification to conduct programs which are productive and minimize risk factors.
Volunteer registration fees: This is a one time payment you need to make to the foundation at the time of registration.. Registration fees includes second and third level training. t shirt and ID card for volunteers/ jacket and scarf for therapy dogs.
Membership with Animal Angels Foundation is valid for 2 years from the date of registration. In the duration of 2 years, volunteers need to complete a minimum of 100 hours of on field work.
CollaborateHealth care facility , hospital, special school
If you are a health care center / old age home / special school / support group / counseling center or from a clinical setup
- We can start an AAT / AAA / AAE program at your center
- We can conduct an orientation workshop for your staff
If you are school, college, university, psychiatric association, doctor’s association, support group
- We can conduct an orientation work shop for your students/members on AAT
- We can provide internships to your students
- Train your candidates in AAT
- If you have any other collaboration in mind, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the wordPet stores / veterinary
If you are a pet store, grooming center, pet community, veterinary doctor/clinic, into any pet related business or simply an animal lover who believes in the healing power of animals and would like to help us spread the word about the human-animal bond, you can –
- Download our promotional posters and put them up on your store / clinic.
- Sign up as a volunteer and make presentations about our work in your community.