Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital with your Therapy Dog! Therapy Dogs and their handlers play an important and meaningful role in providing care to staff, patients and their loved ones. We hope you find your experience here to be valuable and worthwhile.
New Volunteer Sign Up Process
**Two applications are needed for Therapy Dog Teams. This application is for you, the handler. The second application is for your dog.**
Steps 1-8 need to be completed before beginning volunteering. Be sure to reference these steps throughout the
application process to keep track of where you are in the process..
Step One: Complete the online application below.
Step Two: Review the
University of Colorado Volunteer Handbook
Step Four: L og into your account and read and complete the following agreements:
- Handbook Acknowledgement
- Dress Code
- Confidentiality Agreement
- Code of Conduct
- Uniform and Badge Policy
Step Five: Complete an application for your therapy dog. There is a separate online application choice under Therapy animal teams.
Step Six: Request an interview with you and your therapy animal. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Request for an in-person interview".
Step Seven: Complete the Volunteer Startup Checklist.
Step Eight: Schedule in-person orientation - you will begin by working with another pet therapy team.
Disclaimer: If this to-do list 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 and Shadowing Department
Jenny Ricklefs, Manager
Amanda Murphy, Coordinator
April Phinny, Coordinator
12605 East 16th Ave, Mail Stop F771, Aurora CO 80045