10 people are interested
Pet Therapy Volunteers needed
ORGANIZATION: Heart to Heart Hospice
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10 people are interested
Pet Therapy dogs bring a smile to a patient when no one else can. Spend at least one hour a week volunteering with your pet therapy dog visiting with patients in your home town. Dog must be certified pet therapy dog. What a blessing to share your precious pet with lonely, bed bound patients at facilities in your area.
Hospice is an extensive Program for anyone with a diagnosis or decline in health that could limit their life expectancy to 6 months or less if the disease/decline runs its normal course.
Making a difference by providing care from our heart to enhance the quality of life for those with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.
Our Volunteer Program
At Heart to Heart Hospice our volunteers are a vital part of our hospice team. Together we can help improve the quality of life for hospice patients.
Volunteers provide service to patients in a number of different ways. Depending on your interests, skills, talents, and the amount of time you have, there are a variety of ways that you can help.
Some of the ways our volunteers make a difference in the lives of patients are through......
- Respite/Break for the caregiver
- Pet Therapy
- Clerical/Office Work
All volunteers receive orientation and training to ensure they feel comfortable with their tasks. Training is held at our office in Flint at a time convenient for the perspective volunteer. Training is approximately 3 hours and generally covers the following areas:
- Philosophy of hospice care
- A comprehensive overview of services offered by the hospice
- Physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues that people can encounter at the end of life
- An overview of chronic and life-limiting illnesses
- Effective communication skills when speaking with the patient and family members
- Information about interpersonal family issues and relationships
- Basic information about grief and loss
Volunteers are required to be fingerprinted, have a background checks, and receive the two-step TB tests. There is no cost involved to the volunteer. However, we ask that the volunteer commit to being available one time a week for at least one year. Volunteers must be 18 or older and must provide their own transportation. All volunteers must have covid vaccinated or have an excuse waiver.
About Heart to Heart Hospice
4438 Oak Bridge Dr., Flint, MI 48532, US
Making a difference by providing compassionate care from our heart to enhance the Quality of Life for those with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones.
To make a difference through compassionate care
To provide excellent customer service
To show respect toward all others
To demonstrate dedication to our paitent, families, referral sources, our company and each other
To support each other through teamwork
Multiple locations Flint, MI 48532
October 3, 2023
- Animal Therapy
- Patient Care
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- at least one hour per week
- need your own transportation