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ORGANIZATION: AccentCare

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Volunteers on the Loyal Friends Pet Team visit patients and families who would not ordinarily have the benefit of animal companionship. Loyal Friends Pet Team Volunteers share the "unconditional love" of their pet with others. Pets and their handlers must be certified by Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International and are required be up-to-date on vaccinations. After (human) volunteers have completed orientation and training as a Direct Patient Care Volunteer and pets have a behavioral assessment by the Volunteer Department, they can make visits to patients at home or nursing facilities. Ongoing support and education opportunities are provided in addition to orientation and training to be sure you feel ready and equipped to help our patients. Hours are flexible, depending on your schedule. For more information about the pet certification process, check out www.petpartners.org or www.tdi-dog.org

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About AccentCare

Location:

9191 Sheridan Blvd., Suite 103, Westminster, CO 80031, US

Mission Statement

Honoring Life ~ Offering Hope

Description

Our Vision is to:

* recognize that individuals and families are the true experts in their own care;

* support our staff so they can put our patients and families first;

* find creative solutions which add quality to life;

* strive for excellence beyond accepted standards;

* increase the community's awareness of hospice as part of the continuum of care.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Denver Metro AreaWestminster, CO 80031

(39.87745,-105.03821)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • People Skills
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Community Outreach
  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 hour per week
  • Pets must be certified for temperment

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