Animal Therapists with Certified Therapy Pets Needed!

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ECHO Hospice is seeking individuals with their own Certified Therapy pets. Please note that ECHO Hospice is not a facility. The role of a therapy pet volunteer would be to make visits to the patient's location and spend an hour or more with them. This will allow the patient to experience the therapeutic relief only a therapy pet can bring. General hospice orientation will be provided prior to making patient contact.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Visit Hospice care patients living in their own homes, assisted living facilities, or skilled nursing facilities
  • Provide patients with positive interactions with an animal that will bring emotional comfort
  • Be both an engaged, compassionate visitor and responsible animal handler
  • Must have your own certified therapeutic pet
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Patient, compassionate, and easygoing
  • Must be aged 18 or older
  • Must have a valid drivers license and auto insurance
  • Must be able to pass background check and a drug test
  • Must be able to complete minimum of 25 hours of volunteering within first 90 days
  • Bilingual a plus
Under the supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator the pet therapy volunteer can make a lasting difference in the lives of many of our patients.

*Please note your pet must be a "Certified" pet, must be up to date on all vaccinations, and have a clean bill of health with regards to human transmittable illnesses*

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About ECHO Hospice of Ohio, LLC


690 Taylor Road, Suite 110, Gahanna, OH 43230, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Echo Hospice is to bring hope, support and life enriching care to those who face life's end. "Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. Radiate and give love and compassion, and love and compassion will return to you."


Volunteers play a vital role in hospice care. They can provide companionship and help with activities that may enhance quality of life while bringing true joy to patients facing terminal illnesses. Volunteers are important and may help ease the burdens associated with end-of-life care for families and loved ones. While Volunteers provide companionship to patients, they can be of great support to their families. We also have other volunteer opportunities available in our programs such as, our Expressions Art Therapy, Pawsitive Pals Pet Therapy, or Music Therapy.

"The world is hugged by the faithful arms of Volunteers"-Terri Guillemets

*No prior medical knowledge is necessary.


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Multiple locations Orange, CA 92868



  • Animal Therapy


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to complete minimum of 25 hours of volunteering within first 90 days. We will work with you and the patients to establish a schedule that works best for both entities.
  • Pet must be Certified and up to date on all vaccinations.

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