Share your Love for your Pet-Volunteer in Hospice - Goshen, IN

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Great Lakes Caring Hospice-South Bend

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Make a real difference in someone's life!

Great Lakes Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.

Great Lakes Caring Hospice is looking for Pet Therapy volunteers (handlers with dogs only). A visit from a therapy dog can be so beneficial. Terminally ill patients enjoy the extra attention and unconditional love they feel from a four-legged companion. In order to volunteer and visit patients, you must have your own dog who is already certified through Therapy Dogs International, West Michigan Therapy Dogs or Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs. We will assist you in obtaining your therapy dog certifications if your dog is not already certified.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Dog/Handler teams typically visit patients 1-2 times per month. There is a 4 hour minimum requirement per month for all of our volunteers.

**Volunteers in Pet Therapy must have his/her own certified Therapy Dog and must be able to provide dog's health record (current DHLPP, Bordetella, Rabies, and fecal tests), therapy certification and certificate of liability insurance policy.

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About Great Lakes Caring Hospice-South Bend

Location:

2515 Bendix Dr. Suite 100, South Bend, IN 46628, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide superior quality care wherever our patients call home. Caring is at the heart of everything we do, especially when walking you through life's final chapters. When family, friends, loved ones and referring physicians entrust us with your care when you are nearing the end of your life, we always strive to assure that our patients spend their remaining days in exceptional comfort and with the utmost dignity.

Description

Reading to patients

Encoruaging patients to reminisce

Creating a scrapbook

Life review, Recording life stories

Playing board or card games

Shopping for patients

Delivering flowers or gifts

Providing time away for family

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Goshen metro areaGoshen, IN 46528

(41.6114,-85.8208)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hrs. per month, minimum

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