Bailey-Boushay House Volunteers are the hands and feet of our facility and contribute 13 hours each day to our activities! We are a residential care facility and outpatient facility located in Seattle that has supported those with HIV/AIDS and other life challenges for 25 years. Bailey-Boushay House provides skilled nursing care in our 24 hour a day in our Residential Care Program and our Outpatient Program supports over 300 individuals living in our community who receive medication management, meals, support groups, community building activities, and outings 7 days a week, 365 days a year
We are looking for volunteers who have registered their pet with Pet Partners to enhance the support to our 35 bed Residential Care Program. Residents come to us with multiple medical issues including HIV/AIDS, ALS, Huntington's Disease and end stage cancers. Some are able to participate in daily activities while others are limited on their time out of their room. Residents truly appreciate the compassionate and unconditional love of a pet. Our Pet Partners increase the quality of life of our residents simply by their presence- reducing isolation, anxiety, and depression and are a welcomed presence to residents who are in their final days of life.
Pets and their owners are required to have a current certificate from Pet Partners. Pets must have an updated vaccine record. Owners of those pets are required to complete Bailey-Boushay House orientation and other on-line requirements, be updated on their vaccines as well. A visit to Employee Health is included for this purpose.
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- One year commitment of consistent visits
- Pets and owners required to hold current Pet Partner certification/current shots