Therapy Team Volunteer Application for Handlers


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UCHealth at University of Colorado Hospital with your Therapy Dog. Therapy Dogs and their handlers play an important and meaningful role in providing service to patients and their loved ones. We hope you find your experience here to be valuable and worthwhile.

New Volunteer Sign Up Process

New Volunteer Online Orientation is provided below for you to access required information necessary to begin volunteering with University of Colorado Hospital. Steps 1- 8 need to be completed before moving onto placement and in-person orientation.

New Volunteers should begin the application/orientation process here!

Step One: Complete the online application below.

Step Two: Download the Reference form and send it to two individuals to complete and return to us.

Step Three: Watch this video, please go to this link:https://youtu.be/Bzl5U68guWw

Step Four: Read the University of Colorado Volunteer Handbook

Step Five: Log into your account and complete the Online Orientation trainings (2) with the associated quizzes and the HIPAA training.

Step Six: Log into your account and read and complete the following Agreements:
  • Handbook and PowerPoint acknowledgement form
  • Dress Code
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Uniform and Badge Policy

    Step Seven: Request an in-person interview.
    Email: Melissa.Strickland@UCHealth.org Subject: Request for an in-person interview.

    Step Eight: Set-up in-person orientation and department training. Background check for those 18 and older will be completed at in-person interview.

    **Disclaimer: If this process is not completed within 30 days, we reserve the right to remove your application from our records and discontinue the process.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 720.848.1886.

    Volunteer Services Department
    Jenny Ricklefs, Manager 720.848.4068, Jennifer.Ricklefs@uchealth.org
    Melissa Strickland,Coordinator 720.848.4070, Melissa.Strickland@uchealth.org
    12605 East 16th Ave, Mail Stop F771, Aurora CO 80045

    Required fields are noted in red.
    CONTACT INFORMATION
    EMERGENCY CONTACT
    Please provide the name and number of someone we may contact in case of an emergency.
    EMPLOYMENT STATUS
    EDUCATION
    EXPERIENCES AND INTERESTS
    To expedite the interview process, please answer the following questions.
    AVAILABILITY
    APPLICANT E-SIGNATURE
    I acknowledge that I am volunteering of my own free will and do not expect any monetary reimbursement. I verify that the information provided is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I authorize UCHealth -Metro Denver and its agents to confirm all information provided on the application.
    PHOTO CONSENT:  This is to certify that I give permission to UCHealth to use my image for news media, marketing, public relations, and/or hospital business purposes.