Volunteer with your pet and bring joy to seniors in Dorchester!
4 people are interested
The PetPals Program of FriendshipWorks is looking for volunteers with pets to visit elders living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Dorchester. PetPals is a remarkable program that brings the unique healing power of the human-animal bond to a sometimes forgotten population. The majority of our teams are volunteer-dog but we also have volunteer-cat visiting teams. We ask for a commitment of 2-4 hours a month for at least 6 months.
A volunteer-pet screening is required to test for obedience and reaction to nursing home stressors such as wheelchairs and walkers. Pets are required to have a physical exam, rabies vaccination and a fecal test before being matched with one of 38 facilities in the Boston/Brookline area.
Apply online today at www.fw4elders.org/volunteer/petpals-volunteer-application/
Learn more about FriendshipWorks and our volunteer opportunities on our website at: www.fw4elders.org
We'll work with your schedule.
address variesMission Hill, MA 02122
- People Skills
- Animal Therapy
- Animal Care / Handling
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 visits per month
- Pass a Volunteer-Pet Screening