Aegis Hospice is looking for valleywide Pet Therapy Volunteers and Animal Assisted Volunteers to join our growing volunteer program.
We have volunteer opportunities all over the Phoenix area!
Pet Therapy Volunteers visit patients in private homes, group homes and long term care facilities, once a week or twice per month. Hospice volunteering is a rewarding experience, and you may volunteer as little or often as you like.
To volunteer for Aegis Hospice, animals and handlers must be certified in Pet Therapy through Pet Partners, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, American Kennel Club, or a similar certifying agency. Therapy dogs need to be at least 1 year old. Basic obedience, veterinary screening, and interview is required. Human volunteers must also complete volunteer training and orientation.
Training will be included prior to volunteer placement. Our training prepares all volunteers for the challenges of working with patients and their caregivers and families. Topics include listening skills, grief and loss, the medical aspects of end-of-life, and the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of care.
To become a volunteer, please email your information and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible.
7227 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 129, Mesa, AZ 85209, US
The Mission of Aegis is threefold: First: To make sure each and every patient obtains the very best health care possible. Second: To become an extension of your physician's office by becoming proficient in their specific specialties. Third: To be a "hospital without walls" by providing nursing care, therapy & physician supervision all in the privacy of your own home.
Aegis provides many in-home services. Among these include skilled nursing, therapy, & physician supervision.
We incorporate a team approach to your medical care, with you and your loved ones as a key part of that team and we will ensure that the right balance is found to minimize symptoms and maximize function and quality of life.
Aegis is founded, owned and operated by individuals in the Valley Wide area. We began serving Arizona in 2012 and plan to continue this relationship for many years to come.
We have developed our careers as health care professionals in Arizona to be able to serve you on an individual and personal basis.
Our doors and phone lines are always open, so please contact us with any questions you may have.