Volunteer With Your Pet! Fort Wayne, IN
Elara Caring Hospice-South Bend, Fort Wayne
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. We will assist you in obtaining your therapy dog certifications if your dog is not already certified.
Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Dog/Handler teams typically visit patients 1-2 times per month. There is a 4 hour minimum requirement per month for all of our volunteers.
**Volunteers in Pet Therapy must have his/her own certified Therapy Dog and must be able to provide dog's health record (current DHLPP, Bordetella, Rabies, and fecal tests), therapy certification and certificate of liability insurance policy.
About Elara Caring Hospice-South Bend, Fort Wayne
2515 Bendix Dr. Suite 100, South Bend, IN 46628, US
Our mission is to provide superior quality care wherever our patients call home. Caring is at the heart of everything we do, especially when walking you through life's final chapters. When family, friends, loved ones and referring physicians entrust us with your care when you are nearing the end of your life, we always strive to assure that our patients spend their remaining days in exceptional comfort and with the utmost dignity.
Reading to patients
Encoruaging patients to reminisce
Creating a scrapbook
Life review, Recording life stories
Playing board or card games
Shopping for patients
Delivering flowers or gifts
Providing time away for family