Therapy Tails 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. 

For more information on the process of becoming a volunteer, click on this link: How do I become a volunteer at UCHealth?

Next Steps:

Please complete all required fields on the application below before submitting. We do not recommend entering and submitting an application using a cellphone.  There is a separate application type for your therapy animal as they need their own file and badge too!

Download the following documents under Documents in the tab above.

- Reference Form (2 required)
- Background Check (Fill out and bring to the interview - DO NOT Upload)

Upload two References under the Upload File tab when you log into the system with the UserID/email and password you will set up below at the beginning of the application.

Your reference forms may not be completed by a relative. We prefer references from adults, supervisors, teachers, church leaders, troop leaders, co-workers or someone who has known you for a long time. We must receive these references before you may begin volunteering.

You will receive an email confirming you have received your application.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your therapy animal to our team of volunteers making a difference at UCHealth. 

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, Volunteer Coordinator 720 848-4070 Melissa.Strickland@uchealth.org
12605 E 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
AVAILABILITY
APPLICANT E-SIGNATURE
I acknowledge that I am volunteering of my own free will and do not expect any monetary eimbursement. 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. 
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