You and Your Dog Can Change Lives!

Save to Favorites

Encompass Hospice

  • 5 people are interested
Image_201909091210

Is your dog sweet and gentle? Up to date on vaccinations? Does your dog like to meet new people? Come and join our Paws for Comfort team at Encompass Hospice!

You and your dog would visit hospice patients, providing unconditional love, comforting companionship and peace to patients on their end of life journey. You don't need medical skills; you don't need a college degree; you don't need to know what to say. Simply sign up and through our hospice volunteer training, you will be more than prepared!

At Encompass Hospice our volunteers set their own level of commitment depending on their personal schedule and availability. But we prefer a two hour per week (including travel time) and a 6-12 month commitment.

I would love the chance to tell you more about this amazing program and meet your best pal! Please email me, call or text me and I'll get back in touch right away. I hope you and your furry best friend can join us soon!

Molly Shalz
Volunteer Coordinator
molly.shalz@encompasshealth.com
913-634-2709

2 More opportunities with Encompass Hospice

About Encompass Hospice

Location:

941 NE Columbus St, Lee's Summit, MO 64086, US

Mission Statement

"A Better Way to Care"

Description

Our hospice services at Encompass Hospice are designed to better the lives of terminally ill patients and to encourage comfort and provide dignity and peace during end-of-life stages. Our compassionate, highly trained team is driven by integrity and respect to support the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of both our patients and their loved ones.

We inspire confidence during end-of-life care by providing services in our patients’ homes -- whether that is a personal home, nursing home, assisted living community, independent living community or other location.

Our volunteers play a very active role in our plan of care, providing not only services such as companionship and emotional support to patients and their families, but also participating in administrative tasks in the office, helping with bereavement, making supportive phone calls from home, much more.

WHEN

Mon Sep 09, 2019 - Sun Mar 01, 2020

WHERE

941 NE Columbus StLee's Summit, MO 64086

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Patient Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We would need you to go through volunteer training, which will take a couple of hours of your time. After completed, we ask that you see your assigned patients 1x per week at your availability.
  • Your dog would need to go through a Basic/Level 1 dog training. This is available at either Petco or Petsmart. They also sometimes offer classes through your city. We would also need a list of current vaccinations.

Report this opportunity