Pet Therapy Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

2820 W. Market St.Akron, OH 44333
AseraCare Hospice

About

Pet Therapy Volunteers

Goal: "Patients experience the unconditional love of an animal"

AseraCare is looking to provide joy and companionship with pets. Trained volunteers will bring certified pets to visit patients and bring a sense of fulfillment as only animals can. When pets are used as a healing tool they can decrease patient stress, anxiety, and pain and increase the patient’s sense of warmth and love.

What can Pet Therapy Volunteers Do?

  • Be a listening ear to stories
  • Provide relief to patients or caregivers in grief
  • Create heartwarming interactions between patients and therapy animals

All Pet Therapy animals must:

  • 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

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers

Adult (18+)

We need volunteers who are free at these times

Weekdays

Hours between 8am-8pm

Weekends

Hours as needed

This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests

Health & Seniors

If you are interested in providing a caring hand in the lives of others, consider becoming a Hospice Volunteer for AseraCare. If interested please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

We hope you’ll join our dynamic volunteer team!!

Michael Collins

Volunteer Program Coordinator

2820 W. Market St., Ste. 100 Akron, Oh 44333

Michael.collins@aseracare.com

330-835-3813

Skills

  • Veteran Care
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Spiritual Healing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible Time Commitment
  • Orientation or Training, Two-step TB Test, Flu Shot

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