The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
PetPals,a program of FriendshipWork: Bringing the unconditional loving companionship of pets to elders in nursing homes and other senior facilities
The PetPals Program of FriendshipWorks is looking for volunteers with pets to visit elders living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Boston and Brookline. PetPals is a remarkable program that brings the unique healing power of the human-animal bond to a sometimes forgotten population. The majority of our teams are volunteer-dog but we also have volunteer-cat visiting teams. We ask for a commitment of 2-4 hours a month for at least 6 months.
A volunteer-pet screening is required to test for obedience and reaction to nursing home stressors such as wheelchairs and walkers. Pets are required to have a physical exam, rabies vaccination and a fecal test before being matched with one of 38 facilities in the Boston/Brookline area.
Apply online today at www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/petpals-volunteer-application/
Learn more about FriendshipWorks and our volunteer opportunities on our website at: www.fw4elders.org