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"Pet Therapy" Visits with Hospice patients

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ORGANIZATION: Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested

We are currently in need of Volunteers with Certified Pet Therapy Dogs or Pets to make visits with our Hospice patients on service. This is a wonderful opportunity to bring some love and joy into a patients life.

Our volunteers are extremely committed and compassionate about our program. Interested volunteers must consider the following:

  • Must make a 1 year commitment
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be reliable and dedicated
  • Must be able to drive and must have car insurance
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be able to pass a Health Screening
  • Must complete our in-person or online training
  • Must be comfortable being in nursing homes and/or the homes of our patients

Other volunteer opportunities include:

  • Companionship
  • Pet Therapy (Must be certified)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Respite
  • Vigil/11th Hour Support
  • Reiki
  • Spiritual Support
  • Reading
  • Veteran to Veteran
  • Bilingual
  • and more!

We service patients in the Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

More opportunities with Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care

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About Holyoke VNA and Hospice Life Care


575 Beech Street, HOLYOKE, MA 01040, US

Mission Statement

Hospice Life Care provides compassionate care to terminally ill patients. Hospice's holistic approach to care seeks to make patients as comfortable as possible and to manage symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality. Hospice services are provided at home, in assisted living, or in long term care facilities. Hospice addresses not only the physical dimensions of terminal illness, but also the practical, emotional and spiritual. As part of its guiding philosophy, hospice pays special attention to the needs of family members as they make this difficult journey.


Hospice Life Care serves patients and families throughout Hampden and Hampshire Counties. The typical hospice patient has an estimated life expectancy of six months or less and is aware of the prognosis and consents to the goals of hospice care.

Hospice care is provided by a team of professionals; the Medical Director, Hospice Director, Registered Nurses, Social Work, Home Health Aides, a Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator, the Volunteer Coordinator and our Hospice Volunteers.

We would love to have you join our team!!


Animals, Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Holyoke, MA 01040



  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of a 1 year commitment
  • Pet Therapy volunteers can make their own schedule and can volunteer just a few hours a month.

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