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Upcoming One-Time Events

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All Abilities Discovery

Friday, April 26th

10:00 - 11:30 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The mission of this event is to offer a fun, free learning and enrichment program designed for those of all ability levels, and particularly aimed for individuals and groups with a range of cognitive and physical disabilities. They will use several large room sin the Viridian (in the West Jordan Library). There will be booths located in the hallway, games activities, crafts, yoga, a photo booth, therapy animals, and more! The therapy animals will be in a designated quiet room, a place where attendees can go to de-stress and engage in calming and therapeutic activities.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan

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Amazon De-Stress

Monday, April 29th

*TWO SHIFTS - Please pick one*

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Amazon is a sponsor of ITA, and we would like to give back to them for supporting us! They would like to have two shifts of teams come so each of their employees can participate and enjoy the therapy animals!

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 777 N 5600 W, Salt Lake City

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Odyssey Elementary School's

Wellness Night

Wednesday, May 1st

4:00 - 5:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The Odyssey Elementary School's Wellness Night is to promote wellness to their students and families. This school has a high rate of at-risk youth that stem from high rates of poverty. The emphasis of this night is mental health and well-being. They hope that the animals can be a bridge to feeling loved and comforted even in difficult circumstances. The therapy teams will be in a quiet space where attendees can choose to visit.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 375 Goddard St., Ogden

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Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Employee Appreciation

Tuesday, May 7th

11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

*You do NOT need to be HCH on-boarded to attend this event*

Huntsman Cancer Hospital employee appreciation week is a way for the Administration to be able to show the staff how much they mean to HCH. They say that the ITA teams are always one of the most requested and attended events because they bring so much fun to the hospital. They would like to welcome as many therapy teams as possible!

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 1950 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City

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New Bridge School STEM Fest 2024

Thursday, May 16th

5:00 - 6:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

*You do not need to be a R.E.A.D. team to sign up for this event*

The presence of therapy animal teams aligns with New Bridge's event's theme, "Animal Allies," where connections are fostered between STEM and the natural world, while also promoting well-being and emotional support. They would also like to include therapy animals in their event to enhance the attendee's overall experience. Their thought is to have the students and their families have a reading experience with a therapy team, and be able to ask any questions about therapy animals. Each child/family will spend about 5-10 minutes with a team.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 2150 Jefferson Ave., Ogden

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Public Safety Appreciation
Community Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, May 18th

8:00 - 10:00 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The Holladay Fire Station is holding a Community Pancake Breakfast for Public Safety Appreciation. They have invited ITA to join them for their event! Each year, this event gets bigger and bigger, with the community coming together to share their deep appreciation for what our public safety personnel do for our community all year long.

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 2210 E Murray Holladay Rd., Holladay

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Girl Scout Troop 2120
Animal Helper's Badge Presentation

Monday, May 20th

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

This Girl Scout Troop is learning about how animals and people can help their community. They would like the volunteers to talk about what they do as an animal therapy team, and how it is beneficial for the places and people they visit. Then, of course, the troop would love time to spend with the animals.

*This event will be held INDOORS or OUTDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 8931 S 3200 W, West Jordan

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Amazon De-Stress

Friday, May 24th

*TWO SHIFTS - Please pick one*

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Amazon is a sponsor of ITA, and we would like to give back to them for supporting us! They would like to have two shifts of teams come so each of their employees can participate and enjoy the therapy animals!

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 777 N 5600 W, Salt Lake City

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Presentation

Thursday, May 30th

2:00 - 3:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Utah offers an array of courses, lectures, and special activities, taught by emeritus faculty, scholars, and community experts for members over 50 years old. They have asked ITA for a presentation on the R.E.A.D. program and what therapy animals are all about. Kathy Klotz and Karen Burns will be presenting to a group at our ITA office, and they would like some teams to join them!

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 4050 S 2700 E, Holladay

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Primary Children's Constraint Induced Movement Camp (CIMC) - SLC

*You must be an IH volunteer to sign up for this event*

*FOUR days to choose from - You can pick one or multiple dates*

Tuesday, June 4th | 4:20 - 4:45 P.M.

Thursday, June 6th | 10:50 - 11:15 A.M.

Tuesday, June 11th | 10:50 - 11:15 A.M.

Thursday, June 13th | 10:50 - 11:15 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

In the Primary Children's Constraint Induced Movement Camp (CIMC), children with cerebral palsy will have their non-affected arm restrained with a cast will be working on anything to stimulate their affected arm. They can benefit from throwing a ball, playing tug of war, brushing your dog, feeding a treat, petting, walking, etc.

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 5770 S 1500 W, Taylorsville

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Camp Hobé

Saturday, June 8th

*TWO SHIFTS - Please pick one*

9:30 - 11:05 A.M.

11:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Camp Hobé offers psycho-social support programs for children being treated for cancer and their families. Their camps serve families in Utah, and is a place where kids can be "kids, " heal, and have fun. They have requested therapy animals at this camp year after year, as it is a favorite for their young campers. This year, they plan to combine the animal therapy with their story time activity. So, children will be able to pet the animals while listening to a story.

*This event will be held OUTDOORS in a pavilion*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: Camp Wapiti | Toole, UT

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Huntsman Kids Day

Friday, June 14th

9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

This event is tailored to support the kids who’s parents are going through treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute.  As they have been focusing on the patients for so long, they have started to realize that their families need assistance and coping skills as well.  Huntsman believes that ITA therapy animals will help take away the anxiety of being at Huntsman Cancer Institute and allows the kids and their families to relax and be fully engaged in the event.

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 1950 Circle of Hope, Salt Lake City

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Amazon De-Stress

Monday, June 24th

*TWO SHIFTS - Please pick one*

9:00 - 10:30 A.M.

7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Amazon is a sponsor of ITA, and we would like to give back to them for supporting us! They would like to have two shifts of teams come so each of their employees can participate and enjoy the therapy animals!

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 777 N 5600 W, Salt Lake City

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Camp HOPE America - Utah

Tuesday, July 9th

Team A: 9:30 - 10:45 A.M.

Team B: 10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Team C: Slot filled

Team D: 3:30 - 4:45 P.M.

Team E: 4:45 - 6:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

ITA has been going to Camp HOPE for years, but this year we are doing things a bit differently with shifts of one or two teams and smaller groups of children to enhance the quality of visits. The children at Camp HOPE have all been victims of violent crimes. The goal of the camp is to provide "HOPE" for their future by showing them what amazing things they can accomplish, and giving positive feedback about the great things they do every day. They would like the kids to learn about why therapy animals are beneficial, then allow them to interact with the animal(s).

*This event will be held outdoors if weather permits - but you can request an indoor location if needed for you or your animal*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 7480 South Mill Hollow Road, Kamas

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Royal Family Kids Camp

Tuesday, July 30th

10:00 - 11:30 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

The Royal Family Kids Camp mission is, "Creating positive, life-changing moments for innocent children who have been victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment." Foster children are victims of abuse and neglect. At camp these children are surrounded by a loving and well-trained volunteer staff, which demonstrates through their words and actions, that children matter and that they are loved. They have invited ITA back for another year!

*This event will be held OUTDOORS and INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 175 Big Canyon Ln., Wanship (Near Park City)

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Primary Children's Constraint Induced Movement Camp (CIMC) - Layton

*You must be an IH volunteer to sign up for this event*

*FOUR days to choose from - You can pick one or multiple dates*

Tuesday, August 6th | 4:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Thursday, August 8th | 11:00 - 11:30 A.M.

Tuesday, August 13th | 11:00 - 11:30 A.M.

Thursday, August 15th | 11:00 - 11:30 A.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

In the Primary Children's Constraint Induced Movement Camp (CIMC), children with cerebral palsy will have their non-affected arm restrained with a cast will be working on anything to stimulate their affected arm. They can benefit from throwing a ball, playing tug of war, brushing your dog, feeding a treat, petting, walking, etc.

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 201 W Layton Parkway, Layton

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Sunset City's 4th Annual
Mental Health Craft Fair

Saturday, September 14th

*TWO SHIFTS: Please pick one*

12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

1:30 - 3:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Sunset City has asked ITA to be a part of their Annual Mental Health Craft Fair for a few years now, and they say the therapy animals are always a highlight of the fair. This event was created to share mental health resources to their community. There will be 700+ attendees passing through at this event of all ages, and we are hoping to send quite a few teams to join!

*This event will be held OUTDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 85 W. 1800 N., Sunset

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Scheels Employee De-Stress

Tuesday, December 10th

4:30 - 6:00 P.M.

*TEAMS NEEDED*

Scheels has asked ITA to visit for an employee de-stress event during the holiday season. This is a busy time for retail workers, and they often experience mental burnout. Scheels is hoping to uplift their employees spirits during the busiest time of the year!

*This event will be held INDOORS*

To sign up for this event, contact Lilly:

Lilly@TherapyAnimals.org OR (801) 272-3439

Location: 11282 S. State St., Sandy

To participate in any of these volunteer opportunities please contact the office at
(801) 272-3439 or Lilly@therapyanimals.org to sign up.

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