Pet Therapy Volunteers for Hospice Patients


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

225 Barnwell Ave NWAiken, SC 29801


About

Do you and your furry friend like to bring smiles to patient faces? Are you a certified therapy dog handler? If so, join our volunteer team at Halcyon Hospice of Aiken, SC. W have unlimited opportunties avaiable for you and your furry friends to bring smiles to patients.

Halcyon Hospice , serves patients and families in Aiken and the surrounding area. Hospice Volunteers work in conjunction with other members of the hospice team. They are under supervision of the Volunteer Coordinator who is a support, advocate and resource for the volunteer. We view the volunteer's most important role to be that of a loving, supportive presence. Volunteers become an essential part of the patients' families' emotional, social, and physical well-being durning the last stage of life.

As a volunteer you can choose those areas that best fit your needs and schedule.

Patient care, which includes: Companionship, shopping, respite for caregiver, preparing light meals, and light housekeeping when appropriate and agreeable to the volunteer.

Administrative, which includes: Answering phones in our office, filing, typing, and assembling mail.

Bereavement, which includes: Follow up with families after the death through visits, phone calls, or cards. Assist Bereavement Coordinator with grief support group, memorial service,etc. Visit family at the funeral home/attend funeral.

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Spiritual Healing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per month per visit
  • drug screen and 2 references checks

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