6 people are interested
Bring your therapy dog and be a bright spot in a hospice patients' day
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6 people are interested
COVID-19 restrictions and precautions have led to increased isolation and loneliness of individuals. With visitor restrictions loosening, we are excited to bring hospice volunteers and therapy dogs back to our clients.
Bring comfort, joy, and connection with your certified therapy dog! Engage hospice patients in life review and connect them to their past with childhood memories of their animals.
North Memorial Hospice's Animal Assisted Ambassador Program was created to provide the opportunity for our patients to interact with an animal. The animal and animal handler (volunteer) must be registered by a Therapy Dog agency (Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International (TDI) or Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD).
All Animal Assisted Ambassador Volunteers will work under our Animal Assisted Therapist who can help you get comfortable with visiting patients at end of life, answer questions, and prepare volunteer and animal for visits with hospice patients. Our therapist can help you determine if your dog would be a good therapy animal and discuss the process to become certified if you have not done so yet.
Dogs must be a minimum of 1 year in age and be comfortable being touched or crowded by a group of people.
Bring your certified animal and put a smile on the faces of our hospice patients!
About North Memorial Hospice
3500 France Ave N, Suite #101, Robbinsdale, MN 55422, US
North Memorial Hospice gives families and caregivers the resources needed to care for a loved one with an advanced illness in the customer's home environment. Customers can benefit from the involvement of nursing, home health aides, social work, spiritual support, integrative therapies, and volunteers during end of life.
North Memorial Hospice Volunteers care about others and wish to give the gift of themselves to hospice customers and families. Volunteers are an important part of the care services that North Memorial Hospice provides.
Monticello and surrounding areaMonticello, MN 55362
December 20, 2021
- Hospice Care
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Relationship Building
- Patient Care
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- flexible schedule, 1-2 hrs/month preferred
- Certified therapy dog, up to date immunizations of dog