Have a great pet? Share the love with a hospice patient as a VITAS Paw Pal volunteer!


Cause Areas


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


Near your home, business or school locationIn the areas ofFernandina Beach, Amelia Island and YuleeFernandina Beach, FL 32034
Dogs and Cats!


VITAS invites friendly and well behaved pets to join our Paw Pals team!

A registered VITAS Paw Pal volunteer (and their human) can offer comfort, companionship, encourage activity, bring back memories and provide unconditional love to VITAS hospice patients in their homes or care facilities.

Pet visits can often reach a patient when no one else can. All kinds of pets are invited to join our team!

Paw Pals must be well groomed, at least one year old and have up to date vaccinations and health records. Human volunteers will need to be at least 18 years old and attend orientation as well as complete and application packet.

For more information about VITAS, please visit VITAS.com


  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be 18 years old. No clinical experience needed!

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