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Pet Therapy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Ascension St Mary - Chicago

  • 46 people are interested

At Ascension Saint Mary- Chicago, care comes in many different forms. We are looking to resume visits in our facility in various departments that include outpatient and inpatient units.

Volunteers that can do pet therapy and are interested in volunteering with their pet can volunteer within the hospital and allow the presence of a therapy pet to bring great comfort to these individuals during a very trying time in their lives.

Pet Therapy Requirements

  • Complete the Ascension volunteer application process and orientation.
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age and older.
  • Remain with the therapy animal during the entire therapeutic visit.
  • Ensure the therapy animal does not exhibit any signs of illness, is groomed, is free of all odors and parasite free, and toileted prior to the visit.
  • Have active/current animal assisted therapy insurance through a registered animal therapy organization.
  • Provide documentation of therapy animal certification from an authorized animal assisted therapy organization.
  • Wear hospital issued identification while on hospital campus.

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About Ascension St Mary - Chicago



Mission Statement

Our Unified Mission Commitment is the joining of our Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values that help us bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus. We call it "unified" because it draws on elements of our Adventist, Ascension and local heritages. We have a "mission commitment" because we want to reaffirm daily our commitment to steward the business of healthcare in fidelity to our mission.‚Äč


Ascension Saint Mary - Chicago is an award-winning medical center on Chicago's near northwest side. For more than a century, we have delivered outstanding, compassionate medical care, which are hallmarks of our facility. We have a rich history in the community -- providing patients and their families with patient- and family-centered care from the moment they walk through our doors. Ascension St Mary - Chicago ranks No. 26 out of 118 Chicago metro area hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 "Best Hospitals" rankings. Ascension St Mary - Chicago earned distinctions as high-performing in three specialties: nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery and urology. Our medical center has an outstanding health-care team of primary care doctors, specialists, nurses and staff who provide care. Our team is highly skilled, compassionate, multilingual and attentive to patient and family needs. On staff, we have more than 500 physicians in 40 specialties.


Health & Medicine
Community, Faith-Based, Health & Medicine


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2233 West Division StreetChicago, IL 60622



  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • You are able and willing to dedicate a minimum of 100 hours throughout the year at least 4 per week minimum.

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