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York, Adams, and Cumberland CountiesYork, Gettysburg, Camp Hill areas, PA17408
Pet Therapy Program - AseraCare is looking to provide joy and companionship through pets. Hospice patients and their loved ones are eager to have visitors, especially with a wagging tail, who will provide a caring presence. As a Pet Therapy Volunteer, you will assist in providing one of the many alternative treatment programs used to help with the care of patients experiencing a life limiting illnesses. Therapy pets often connect with a patient in a way a person cannot. If you have a pet, dog, cat, rabbit, miniature pony, etc..., you think would be a great therapy animal, we'd love to have you!
Interpersonal Skills: Volunteers need to be able to fit into any mode: engage in conversations from the superficial to the spiritually profound, depending on the day. Also need to be comfortable with silence.
Be able to provide own transportation.
Complete approximately 6-8 hours of on-line training, and afterwards attend 8-hours orientation OR complete the Volunteer Training (offered on a quarterly basis) at the York office.
Complete background check (free)
Drug Test (free)
Tuberculosis tests (free)
We request a nine month commitment, at the least, to our volunteer program.
Be at least one year old
Be certified through a proper organization (We can refer you)
Have all current vaccinations and pass a health screening by a veterinarian
Be cleaned and groomed before each visit
*Out of respect for the grieving process, if you are a surviving family member, we encourage you to wait a minimum of 13 months following the patient's death to serve as a direct care volunteer or in public relations activities
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Requirements & Commitment
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
2-4 hours each month
Drug Screening & 2- Step PPD (TB testing) - costs paid by AseraCare; Pets - rabies & therapy cert.