Spend more time with your pet. Volunteer for Hospice

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

METRO DENVERMETRO DENVER, CO 80111

About

Pet visits are a great way to spend quality time with your critter. Optum Hospice is looking for pets and their owners to visit our patients (people with life-limiting illness and diagnosed with six months or less to live).

Many of the patients have had animals in their lives and have had to give them up as illness has progressed. Watch patients smile, open up, connect, and even communicate with you and your pet in ways they may not with other people. Enjoy hearing life stories shared with you and your pet.

Optum Palliative and Hospice Care is a community-based hospice - traveling to private homes and skilled nursing facilities across METRO DENVER. Assignments are close to your home or work. Hours are flexible, based on your availability. Average is 2-3 hours per week, based on your schedule. Next training begins July 26.

Core training is provided for new volunteers to ensure appropriate skills and volunteer confidence. The dog will need additional training through Therapy Dogs Inc., a partner with Optum Hospice.

Whether you have had a personal experience with hospice, feel a calling, want to add skills to your resume, want to add greater meaning to your life, or... we would love to hear from you! Contact Lynette at 303-714-2376 or lynette_reiling@optum.com

Skills

  • Active Listening, Compassion, Dependable

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average is 2-3 hours 3x a month
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