Have a great pet? Share the love with hospice patients as a VITAS Paw Pal volunteer!


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


Near your home, office or school location inDuval CountyJacksonville, FL 32244
Calling All Dogs and Cats


VITAS invites friendly and well behaved pets to join the Paw Pals program! A registered VITAS Paw Pal volunteer can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to terminally ill patients and their caregivers.

Paw Pals must be well-groomed, polite, have up to date vaccines and be at least one year old. They will also need to pass a basic assessment for behavior, temperament and ability to follow basic commands.

Human volunteers must be at least 18 years old and will trained to work with hospice patients and families.


  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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