Steps to Become an AAT Volunteer

  1. Complete and submit an AAT application.

  2. Approved applicants and their pets will be invited to sign up for spcaLA’s AAT evaluation.

  3. Those who complete the evaluation and are suitable for the AAT program will be required to receive clearance from background check/fingerprinting through the Department of Justice within two weeks of passing the evaluation.

  4. New AAT volunteers must complete and return spcaLA’s Certificate of Health within two weeks of passing the evaluation.

  5. New AAT volunteers must choose a facility within two weeks of passing the DOJ background check.

  6. New AAT volunteers will be invited to attend an AAT Orientation.

  7. Confirm schedule with the Volunteer Services Manager.

  8. Begin volunteering regularly!