Training Steps

Handler:

  • Complete application and appropriate paperwork
  • Hand in Paw Interview and Animal Screening
  • Go on a Shadow Visit to observe team
  • Complete an all-day workshop
  • Go on Shadow Visit #2 to observe team
  • Complete an Evaluation
  • Attend a Graduation Class to line up placements for volunteering

There is a $35 workshop fee and a $90 registration fee after passing evaluation.

 

Visit Assistant and Ambassador

  • Complete application online
  • Hand in Paw Interview
  • Go on Shadow Visit
  • Attend Hand in Paw Workshop

 

Volunteer Training Schedule 2017-2018

Please note: due to the volume of applications and interviews, the average process for the volunteer training can take between 3-6 months.

 

 

FALL 2017 WORKSHOP

(Applications must be received by September 29th)

Workshop Series Oct 24- Nov 14 Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Evaluations Saturday Nov 18

New Volunteer Orientation Nov 28

Evaluations Friday Dec 8

 

 

WINTER 2018 WORKSHOP

(Applications must be received by December 30th)

Workshop Series January 30 - February 20 Tuesdays 4pm-6pm

Evaluations Friday February 23, 24

New Volunteer Orientation Mar 6

 

SPRING 2018 WORKSHOP

 

(Applications must be received by March 24th)

Workshop Series April 24-May 15 Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Evaluations Friday May 18, 19

New Volunteer Orientation May 29

 

Applications must be received by March 15

 

Workshop Series in Tuscaloosa

Tuesday Apr 17 2:00-5:00

Tuesday Apr 24 2:00-3:30

Evaluations Friday Apr 27

 

 

FALL 2018 WORKSHOP

(Applications must be received by August 4th)

Workshop Series Sept 4- Sept 25 Tuesday 4pm-6pm

Evaluations Friday Sept 28, 29

New Volunteer Orientation Oct 9