Got a great pet? Share the love with a hospice patient and become a VITAS PAW PAL Volunteer!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Near your home, business or school locationIn the areas of Fernandina Beach, Yulee,Callahan and Hilliard- Nassau CountyFernandina Beach, FL 32034


Does your pet enjoy people? Would you like to bring joy to others in a fun and simple way?

V ITAS invites you and your pet to become Paw Pals and visit VITAS patients. Pets provide friendship and show unconditional love to hospice patients. Patients who have had to give up their pets miss the interaction and devotion. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets.

All kinds of pets are invited to join the VITAS Paw Pals team.


VITAS Volunteer orientation is provided free of charge to help you learn the skills required to be an outstanding VITAS Paw Pals Volunteer.

You and your pet will just need to pass a pet screening session.

Time and dates for both the orientation and pet screening are flexible.


  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible!
  • Pet must be current on vaccines and at least 1 year old.
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