Volunteer Pet Therapy Dog Teams

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Care Dimensions

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Care Dimensions is seeking volunteers with certified pet therapy dogs to join our Complementary Therapies program. Therapy dogs visit hospice patients wherever they call home - nursing homes, assisted living facilities and private homes. Our service area covers more than 90 cities and towns - Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties. Volunteers are needed in all geographic regions.

Two hours a week of your time can make a profound difference in someone's life. A comprehensive 4 - hour orientation program is all you need to become certified as a Care Dimensions Pet Therapy Volunteer Team. Pet Therapy provides a sense of comfort and compansionship for patients as well as an opportunity for life review. Volunteer Services are flexibler and YOU decide on the hours you are willing to give (preferably a minimum of 2 hours per week).

To receive additional information, please contact Sheryl Meehan, Director of Volunteer Services & Complementary Therapies at 978.750.9321 or smeehan@CareDimensions.org

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About Care Dimensions

Location:

70 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, US

Mission Statement

Care Dimensions enriches quality of life by providing expert care, support, education and consultation for those affected by life-limiting illness, death and loss.

Description

Care Dimensions was founded in 1978 as a community-based, all volunteer organization with a mission to provide emotional support and practical assistance to terminally ill patients and their families. Now serving 87 communities in eastern Massachusetts with a new branch office in Wellesley, we work every day to help more people access care and gain the support they deserve for one of the most challenging times in their lives.

In 2001, Care Dimensions opened the Center for Grief & Healing to expand its bereavement services to anyone who has experienced loss, regardless of whether their loved ones received hospice care. In 2010, the center served more than 2,100 people of all ages and was renamed the Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing.

With the opening of the Kaplan Family Hospice House in 2005, Care Dimensiosn introduced a new era of end-of-life care in Massachusetts. The Kaplan Family Hospice House is the first hospice facility licensed to provide an inpatient level of hospice care, a level of care that is not available at home. In 2010 the new Ayer Anderson Wing of the Kaplan Family Hospice House was added, increasing the number of patient suites to 20.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Care Dimensions75 Sylvan St.Danvers, MA 01923

(42.55655,-70.94486)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week

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