Branch Co. - Become a a Pet Therapy Volunteer


(41.94033,-85.00052)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Various Branch County Area LocationsColdwater, MI 49036


About

Make a real difference in someone's life!

Great Lakes Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.

Great Lakes Caring Hospice is looking for Pet Therapy volunteers (handlers with dogs only). A visit from a therapy dog can be so beneficial. Terminally ill patients enjoy the extra attention and unconditional love they feel from a four-legged companion. In order to volunteer and visit patients, you must have your own dog who is already certified through Therapy Dogs International, West Michigan Therapy Dogs or Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Dog/Handler teams typically visit patients 1-2 times per month.

For more information, contact Dana @ 800-379-1600 ext. 3221 or dperrin@GreatLakesCaring.com

Skills

  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six Months Preferred
  • Volunteer must have their own dog for Pet Therapy
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