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Join Team Roxy™! The benefits of volunteering are enormous, both to you, your family and the community. We can help you meet new friends, learn new skills, stay healthy both physically and mentally, and enrich your sense of well-being.

Team Roxy volunteer opportunities include:

  • leadership roles

  • community event support

  • mentoring students

  • fundraising support/management

  • assisting with therapy dog evaluations

  • administrative/computer support

  • community outreach & education

  • public relations

Check out our FAQs about volunteering and programs.


 1. Fill out our Volunteer Application, then contact us. We’ll arrange a meeting with our Welcome Team. They will answer any questions and help you to:

  • Submit to a PA State Police Criminal Background Check. Click the control number to view your results. Click the “Certification Form” link in the center of the page to view, save and print your official certificate. There is no charge for this background check for volunteers.

  • Apply for a PA Child Abuse History Certification. Click “Create Individual Account”. The Keystone Key is a user name you create. Follow the site’s step-by-step instructions for creating a password. Be sure to keep a record of your Keystone Key and Password as you will need them to access your results. You will receive an email from the site when your results are available, within 14 days of your submission. There is no charge for this background check for volunteers.

  • Submit an FBI Fingerprinting Clearance. Enroll online at the IdentoGO site and make an appointment for fingerprinting at a location of your choice. The Service Code for VOLUNTEERS is 1KG6ZJ. There is a fee for the FBI background check.

2. Complete Mandated Reporting training online at Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training. Roxy Therapy Dogs Volunteers are considered mandated reporters by law and as such, all volunteers are provided Mandated Reporting training free of charge. This training is offered through a webinar created by the University of Pittsburgh. Volunteers have 3 months to complete the training after their application is accepted and they have met with the Roxy Welcome Team.

Get started by completing our volunteer application today!