Pet Therapy Volunteer


(40.42861,-79.81196)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

300 Penn Center Blvd.Suite 602Pittsburgh, PA 15235


About

Pets can be very helpful in providing company for the residents. Volunteers who specialize in sharing their trained pet with persons who are ill or lonely are wanted. Volunteers function as companion volunteers with the specialty focus on encouraging and enhancing patient interactions with their certified pet. There may be only one visit, but often additional or on-going pet companion visits are requested.

Pet must be certified for visits by a certified Pet Therapy Program, comparable to those listed on the American Kennel Club's website. AseraCare agencies located in communities lacking a pet therapy certification group should have the pet, at minimum, pass obedience training and will have their first visit supervised by AseraCare staff.

Pet must have current rabies vaccination and Volunteer is responsible to keep this documentation current in the Volunteer's personnel file in the Volunteer Office records. Volunteer Coordinator will conduct 2-3 supervisory visits with volunteer and pet before they make unsupervised visits.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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