Biannual Volunteer Meeting Spring 2018
May 19, 2018
The Center for Human-Animal Interaction hosted a meeting attended by volunteers and Dogs On Call teams. The Biannual Volunteer Meeting provides an opportunity for Center staff to appreciate the contributions of volunteers to the mission of improved health and well-being through human-animal interaction. Topics discussed included news, recognitions for Dogs On Call Leads Teams, goal accomplishments, stress in animals, and a special talk on compassion fatigue. The new Volunteer Coordinator, Eva Cross, was introduced while the resigning Volunteer Coordinator, Rebecca Vokes, was given an appreciation plaque by Center Director Dr. Sandra Barker. Volunteers were given shirts that read "Proud to be Dogs On Call" along with an image of a therapy dog in a Dogs On Call vest.
Half of the Attendees at the 2018 biannual meeting
The second half of the attendees at the 2018 biannual meeting
Team Daisy holds a recognition frame with a photo of Dogs On Call therapy dog Daisy and a recognition certificate of Daisy's 5,000 patient visits
Dr. Sandra Barker, Center Director, presents Rebecca Vokes, Volunteer Coordinator, with an appreciation plaque
Dr. Randy Barker, Center volunteer, presents Rebecca with a cake that reads "Thank You Rebecca" while Rebecca holds onto her plaque
Dogs On Call Lead teams are joined by Center staff and therapy dogs Gabbi and Oakley to display the Proud to be Dogs On Call shirts.