MEMBERSHIP

Learn about the 4 membership types.

Therapy Animal Coalition  is an all volunteer organization.  When you become a member of TAC, you join the TAC family that is committed to sharing the healing power of animal-assisted therapy with our community. Being a TAC member also comes with the benefit of knowing that you are supporting our efforts to get more therapy animals teams volunteering and working toward improving the human-animal bond.  See below to learn about our 4 types of membership.

TAC Welcomes Four Types of Members

Registered Team Members:  

These members are registered with a national therapy animal registering organization and perform AAI services at one or more facilities.  Registered team members must provide proof of current registration when submitting the registration form.

Supporting Members

These members do not visit, but are interested in supporting the mission of TAC and receiving communications from us. These members are not required to join a registering organization.

Professional Members

Professional members are either currently using or wish to learn more about using animals in a professional practice.  Examples are PT/OT/speech therapists, educators, counselors, or those in the mental health field.

Organizational Members

This category of membership is for an organization or business that wants to recruit volunteers or support the mission of Therapy Animal Coalition. Examples are therapy animal programs, universities, veterinary offices, groomers, etc.

By submitting an application for membership in Therapy Animal Coalition, you agree to support and demonstrate behavior that honors our mission and core values.

REGISTERED TEAM MEMBERSHIP - 1 YEAR

$25 - $40

This category of membership is for the volunteer therapy animal handler who is actively volunteering with their pet. YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF CURRENT REGISTRATION WITH A NATIONAL THERAPY ANIMAL ORGANIZATION (like Pet Partners or Alliance of Therapy Dogs).

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Member only web access: volunteer opportunity database, calendar of events, member directory
  • Member only events
  • Discounts for TAC social & educational events
  • Mentoring and assistance
  • Member t-shirt
  • Member ribbon/badge at TAC events
  • Part of outstanding community

Regular price: $40
Senior (age 65 or older): $25
Student (with ID): $25
Military (with ID): $25

SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP

$25 - $40

This category of membership is for anyone who would like to support our mission. Maybe you used to do pet therapy and your animal has passed, or you work in a place where therapy animals visit, and you want to stay involved.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Member only web access: calendar of events, member directory
  • Member only events
  • Discounts for TAC social & educational events
  • Member t-shirt
  • Member ribbon/badge at TAC events
  • Part of outstanding community

Regular price: $40
Senior (age 65 or older): $25
Student (with ID): $25
Military (with ID): $25

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP - 1 YEAR

$50

This category of membership is for the professional wanting to incorporate animal-assisted interactions into their practice. You might be a physical therapist or a counselor or an educator.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Member only web access: calendar of events, member directory
  • Member only events
  • Discounts for TAC social & educational events
  • Member t-shirt
  • Member ribbon/badge at TAC events
  • Professional resources
  • Part of outstanding community

Regular price: $50

ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP - 1 YEAR

$50 - $100

This category of membership is for an organization or business who wants to recruit volunteers or support the mission of Therapy Animal Coalition. Examples are Therapy Animal Programs, Universities, Veterinary offices, groomers, etc.
NOTE: on registration form, please choose the "Company User?" button to switch to the Organizational registration.

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Member only web access: editable volunteer listings, calendar of events, member directory
  • Member only events
  • Discounts for TAC social & educational events
  • Mentoring and assistance
  • Member vinyl decal
  • Opportunity for event partnerships
  • Part of outstanding community

Regular price: $100
Nonprofit: $50