Our opportunities are flexible and based upon your availability. Pet team volunteers serve both patients and families in the home and/or nursing facilities. Typically, once trained, a pet team volunteer visits 1 time per week for a total requirement of 2-4 hours of service which includes their travel time.
Activities during a visit might include socializing with the patient and family, listening, life review with a patient, or simply sitting silently in witness to and honor of the patient’s journey. Please note, Volunteers DO NOT transfer patients, change diapers, give medications, or offer medical care/advice.
Dogs must be certified through a local or national agency, interviewed by our staff, and the appropriate documentation processed with both the certifying organization and ours, prior to visiting with patients.
People must attend our full volunteer training which fulfills all Medicare requirements for Volunteer Service, in addition to developing numerous appropriate life skills, including being present for the dying. Please visit
www.Seasons.org for a brief look at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care and our Volunteer Program.
- Animal Therapy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour PW