Animals have wonderful healing abilities and spread cheer wherever they go! Volunteers with certified pets are needed to bring a special kind of love into a patient's life. Volunteers provide visits with their pet to hospice patients in Sebring and surrounding areas who live at home, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or our beautiful hospice house.
Pet certification by a recognized therapy pet group is required as well as proof of vet check within one year. If you have a pet that loves people, is gentle and well-behaved, contact us! Volunteers receive complimentary, comprehensive training before being matched with patients. No previous experience in the medical field is necessary. Days and times are flexible and every role is valued.
Good Shepherd Hospice strives to provide quality palliative care and relieve the suffering of those in our communities affected by life-limiting illnesses and end-of-life issues, maintaining the highest ethical standards, so all may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Hospice care allows those no longer seeking curative treatment to die in comfort and peace, and in control of their surroundings, with supportive care extending to the entire family network. Good Shepherd Hospice provides care to almost half of all those who die in our communities, serving Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Care is based on medical need without regard to race, age, ability to pay, creed, gender, lifestyle, or illness. As a non-profit organization, we are able to provide charitable care through generous donations and the special care that our volunteers provide.