About Divine Canines
“Divine Canines was formed in 2004 by a group of dog lovers who wanted to share the unconditional love of dogs with people in special needs facilities in Central Texas. We began with five dog-and-handler teams, one large client – the Austin State Hospital – and a professional dog trainer who generously donated his time.“https://divinecanines.org/who-we-are/
- Volunteer with Your Dog: Your dog must have a Canine Good Citizen certificate. After completing an interview, you and your dog will take part in a five-week therapy dog training class. Once completed, Divine Canines suggests that volunteers with dogs make at least two visits (1–1.5 hours each) per month to maintain skill level. Therapy dog training is offered for a $250 fee, plus the cost of a Divine Canines vest. A $100 partially refundable deposit is required to reserve a space in an upcoming class.
- Volunteering without Your Dog
- Spend time with the therapy dogs to write stories about them for Divine Canines’ website and social media.
- Take pictures of the therapy dogs at graduations, special events, and in the communities they serve.
- Help Divine Canines plan fundraisers, volunteer socials, and community outreach events.
Aside from therapy dog qualifications, Divine Canines does not list volunteer requirements on their website.
To apply to be a volunteer, go to Divine Canines’ Get Involved page.
Or visit their homepage: https://divinecanines.org/
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Volunteer Opportunities by Interest
- Affordable Housing
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Emergency & Disaster Relief
- Faith-Based Outreach
- Foster Care
- Homeless Populations
- International Aid
- Low-Income Neighbors
- Mental Health
- Neighbors with Disabilities
- Other Opportunities
- Sports & Fitness