Does your gentle dog love people? Visit Residents in Facilities
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Many long-term care and retirement adults miss the companionship and comfort of a dog or cat. Share your well-behaved pet with a lonely retired or long-term care resident for weekly visits. Visits are on a regular basis, preferably weekly with a minimum six month commitment. They also can be scheduled to fit your busy schedule. Contact LITA (Love is the Answer) for requirements and details.
About LITA Marin
4340 Redwood Highway, Suite F101, San Rafael, CA 94903, US
To improve the quality of life of older adults living in Marin county long-term care and retirement facilities by providing volunteer friends. LITA promotes friendships that help reduce isolation and loneliness while increasing public awareness of the social needs of residents of older adults in our community.
Founded in 1975, nonprofit organization LITA (Love is the Answer) is a Marin county that strives to improve the quality of life for older adults living in long-term care facilities by providing volunteer friends for regular visits and a variety of volunteer programs specifically designed to create meaningful connections. With the steady increase of Marin County's older adult population, LITA's programs to help cultivate mutually enriching social connections through:
- One-to-One friends
- Bridging Generations
- Bridging Thru Music
- Family Connections
- Pet Connections
LITA works with and places volunteers in retirement and long-term care licensed communities. Through volunteer recruitment, screening and interviewing, volunteers are assessed for volunteer visiting readiness. Pets are evaluated and assessed for the Pet Connection program based on professional pet agency guidelines.
References are a requirement and contacted for volunteering with LITA. Volunteer orientations are scheduled per Director and Volunteer availability. LITA's Director of volunteers provides ongoing and as-needed guidance, support, information to all volunteers. This includes brown bag lunch & learns, Memory Care Buddies workshops and annual volunteer celebration events. Some of the county events LITA participates in are the annual Marin County Senior Fair, and CVNL's Volunteer Fair.
We'll work with your schedule.
4340 Redwood HighwaySuite F 101San Rafael, CA 94903
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Animal Therapy
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Weekly or biweekly
- Under 18 can participate if accompanied by an adult