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Doggie Daze Volunteer Opportunities

Doggy Daze volunteers help relieve stress during "ruff" days.

 

COVID-19 Notice to Volunteers

For the safety of our patients and families, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers at this time. 

We hope to open applications in early 2022.  

 
 

Doggy Daze volunteers help to relieve stress by providing a break between treatments. While hospitalized, patients are separated from their pets at home. This program gives St. Jude patients a familiar experience to help make treatment easier.

Requirements

All Doggy Daze volunteers must be certified by Pet Partners, Intermountain Therapy Animals or the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Proof of certification, as well as up-to-date animal vaccination records, are required.

Child Life personnel and the Doggy Daze Liasion will meet with handlers and visiting dogs before starting volunteer orientation in order for us to observe the pet's temperament. Doggy Daze volunteers must complete the St. Jude volunteer orientation process. 

Shifts are available on inpatient units on the first four Tuesdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Volunteer teams will rotate weeks.