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Danbury Hospital


To provide comfort, smiles, and a sense of well-being to patients, simultaneously providing the same for staff and visitors.


Dogs are to be escorted on leash by owner/handler to designated areas of the hospital under the direction of the Manager of Volunteer Services or designee.

DAYS & TIMES NEEDED: Sunday thru Monday daytime and/or evening


Must have attended a volunteer orientation and be knowledge of and adhere to hospital policies concerning confidentiality in relation to patients, physicians, and other staff members.


Dog must be certified by Delta Society, Good Dog Foundation, or Therapy Dogs International prior to being on premise. Dogs will also need to pass an on-site inspection of behavior conducted by the Manager of Volunteer Services.

SUPERVISOR: Manager, Volunteer Services

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About Danbury Hospital



Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the health of every person we serve through the efficient delivery of excellent, innovative and compassionate care. Danbury Hospital, part of the Western Connecticut Health Network, will be the preferred partner in health and provider of care for the communities we serve and will be among the most respected community healthcare systems in the nation.


At Danbury Hospital we are committed to providing you and your family with personalized care without compromise. For more than 130 years, we have been caring for residents throughout the Greater Danbury area.

Our patients are people first - we know them from school, places of worship and the community. That’s the benefit of care from our warm, inviting community hospital as opposed to a large, unfamiliar medical center.


* Excellence - We deliver the highest quality of care and service and surpass established standards through a continuous focus on improvement, innovation and education.
* Integrity - We approach our work with the highest standards of openness, honesty and ethical behavior, with freedom from any inappropriate influence or motive.
* Compassion - We serve others with empathy and a desire to alleviate their suffering while honoring each individual’s dignity and privacy.
* Teamwork - We work together in a cooperative, coordinated and supportive environment that places the team’s or organization’s goals ahead of individual goals.
* Fiscal Responsibility - We achieve our mission through efficient and effective use of our resources and personal accountability for ensuring financial integrity and performance.

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24 Hospital Avenue6 SouthDanbury, CT 06810



  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Patient Care




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum of six months

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