Pathways to Compassion Hospice is looking for pet therapy volunteers!
The volunteer will bring their certified pet to visit with hospice patients. The pet volunteer provides support services in compliance with hospice policies. The pet therapy certified pet is utilized therapeutically to implement the hospice plan of care, providing tactile stimulation, aid in relaxation, companionship, and other quality of life benefits to patients.
Dogs must have "Canine Good Citizen" certificate or be a certified therapy dog. All vaccinations must be up-to-date as well. Routine grooming necessary.
Volunteer must complete paperwork (including a background check,) two Tuberculosis skin tests, and volunteer training prior to visiting patients. Volunteer must bring their pet to meet the Volunteer Coordinator prior to seeing patients.
- Animal Therapy
- Hospice Care
- Animal Care / Handling
- Patient Care
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week commitment; Flexibility is offered;
- Training and supervision is provided