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Volunteering with Your Animal

Diva assists in the physical therapy of

a young man at the IMED Center.

Phone: 801.272.3439 | Fax: 801.272.3470 | | 4050 South 2700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84124

ITA Chapters Schedule of 2017 Trainings

Utah — Salt Lake Area

January Workshop (Wednesdays)

Classes on January 18, 25 and February 1; Team Screening on Sunday, February 5

May Workshop (Thursdays)

Pre-Interviews: April 5 and 6, 2017

Classes on May 4, 11 and 18; Team screening on Sunday May 21 


September Workshop (Wednesdays)

Pre-Interviews: August 16 and 17, 2017

Classes on September 6, 13 and 20; Team Screenings on Sunday, September 24

Utah — Southern Utah Area 2017 

Workshops: TBA

Team screenings:  TBA

Volunteer orientations: TBA

For more information please call: Patti Gilbert - 435.862.3933

Montana — Bozeman Area

Pre-Interviews: Call for appointment.

For more information please call: Nancy Rosen: 406-522-7220

Montana — Helena Area

Saturday May 6, 2017 - ITA Workshop

Saturday May 20, 2017 - ITA Evaluations

Saturday June 3, 2017 – Orientation Workshop

Saturday June 3, 2017 – R.E.A.D. Workshop

Saturday October 21, 2017 - ITA Workshop

Saturday November 4, 2017 - ITA Evaluations

Saturday November 18, 2017 – Orientation Workshop

Saturday November 18, 2017 – R.E.A.D. Workshop

For more information please call: CJ Puotinen - 914.523.3063 (or) Adele Delp - 406.439.0373


Scheduled for 2017 TBA.

For more information, please contact: Connie Sharkey, ITA Idaho Coordinator

(Home) 208.733.2733  (Mobile) 208.404.1672

Here is the complete list of pre-requirements.

  1. 1.Read Volunteering with your Animal for More Information.

  2. 2.Complete the ITA Self Assessment PDF

  3. 3.Watch the video.

  4. 4. Read our Teaching and Training Philosophy

  5. 5. Call us to discuss any questions you have after completing steps 1 through 4.

  6. 6.If you decide you and your animal are ready to proceed, make an appointment for an interview in our office (801.272.3439).

  7. 7.Volunteering Without an Animal (If located in Utah, Idaho or Montana).

NOTE: Intermountain Therapy Animals operates only in Utah, Montana and Idaho. If you are looking to volunteer in any other state, please click on our list of ITA AFFILIATES (in the bar above) to determine whether there are any ITA-affiliated groups in your area. If so, please contact them directly.

How to Start?

If you feel that you and your pet may be interested in becoming a volunteer visiting team with Intermountain Therapy Animals and you are located in Utah, Idaho,or Montana, the first step is for you to read thoroughly this entire document about the requirements and process to qualify for this very unique kind of volunteering.