Do you have some extra kindness and compassion that you'd like to share? Become a Hospice Volunteer! Volunteers are essential to the care provided by Willow Tree Hospice. Pet Therapy is one of the most requested services offered by our team of volunteers. It is amazing the power a pet can have on our patients and their caregivers. The comfort provided and the memories that surface make this a very rewarding opportunity not only for our patients and their families but the volunteers as well.
*Current COVID restrictions for patient visits has created new opportunities for hospice volunteers-'volunteering from a distance' allows for pet therapy volunteers to provide pet window visits. We are all in this together seeking ways to support patients and families as only volunteers can!!
Volunteers work with the Willow Tree Hospice inter-disciplinary team to help provide patient and family support. Volunteers provide companionship visits to offer a hand to hold, a listening ear or simply a caring, compassionate heart. Pet Therapy adds another dimension to these services that no other experience can do. Pet therapy visits help patients recall the comfort, relaxation and joy only a pet can provide.
All volunteers receive one on one hospice training. Pet Therapy certification is also required but Willow Tree Hospice will reimburse the volunteer for this expense. Current rabies vaccine verification also required. The volunteer opportunity is VERY flexible and meant to work around your schedule. Please contact us if you would like to share the joy of your pet with our hospice patients and their caregivers.
616 East Cypress Street, Kennett Sqaure, PA 19348, US
Led by our guiding principles of Integrity, Reliability and Compassion, Willow Tree Hospice provides care to patients and families in Chester, Lancaster and Delaware Counties. Founded by a family of nurses, our commitment is to provide quality of life for the patient and support and guidance for the caregiver offering peace of mind for all.
Hospice is a philosophy of care that focuses on quality of life rather than curative treatments, providing care, comfort and support for patients and their families. Hospice can be provided wherever the patient calls home, whether that is a family home, assisted living or even a long-term care facility.
Willow Tree Hospice is a local agency, founded by nurses and deeply rooted in the local community. Our hospice team is dedicated to making our patients comfortable and relieve their symptoms and pain for the entire length of their illness. Our commitment to excellence is the keystone of our organization.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
700 North Franklin StreetWest Chester, PA19380
October 5, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Pet therapy Certification, Current Rabies vaccination