Pet Therapy Hospice Volunteers Needed!
13 people are interested
"Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet"
Are you a loving and kind individual with a fondness for seniors?
Do you have a certified therapy animal who loves cuddling with friends?
Are you looking for a way to give back in your community?
Kindred Hospice is looking for volunteers with therapy pets to visit our patients in facilities and homes throughout the Chicagoland area!
You and your pet can help our patients by
- Lifting spirits
- Releasing the feeling of isolation
- Opening up dialogue
- Providing companionship
- Providing socialization
- Creating motivation
- Making memories
Hours are flexible, but we do ask that our volunteers make a minimum of a 1 year commitment.
All volunteer positions require a Physical and two step TB test, a fingerprinting background check, and a drug screen - paid for by Kindred. Therapy pets must be certified by a Pet Therapy Organization (Therapy Dogs International, Pet Partners, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, etc)
If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you we'd love to meet you!
About Kindred Hospice
800 Enterprise Drive, Suite 111, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US
To help patients remain at home and in their own communities, surrounded by friends and family, while receiving the highest-quality, most compassionate home-based care possible.
Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. Named a Fortune magazine Most Admired Company six years, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.
Hospice provides a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients in life's final season. Hospice programs are designed to comfort the patient and family and embraces the classic hospice model.
We'll work with your schedule.
Cicero, Homewood, Oak Lawn, ChicagoAurora, Plainfield, BerwynTinley Park, Crest Hill, Homer GlenORLAND PARK, IL 60462
- Veteran Care
- Hospice Care
- Animal Therapy
- Patient Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4-8 hours a month.
- Certified Therapy animal with up to date paperwork and shots. Volunteers need Physical/TB test, Drug Test and Fingerprinting Background Check