Pet Therapy Volunteer

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Holisticare Hospice

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Holisticare Hospice is currently seeking friendly, well-mannered and calm dogs, of all shapes and sizes (and their people!) These special volunteers are needed to provide companionship, comfort, and even some wet kisses to our terminally ill patients and their families. YOU are needed to help them do it!

Our opportunities are flexible and based upon your availability. Therapy pet volunteers can serve both patients and families in residential and nursing facilities throughout Ocean & Monmouth counties.

Dogs must be certified through Bright & Beautiful or Therapy Dog International. You and your pup will be interviewed and the appropriate documentation processed with both the certifying organization and ours, prior to visiting with patients.

Interested pet owners must attend our full volunteer training which fulfills all Medicare requirements for Volunteer Services.

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About Holisticare Hospice

Location:

1144 Hooper Avenue #208, Toms River, NJ 08753, US

Mission Statement

From its inception, the mission of Holisticare Hospice has been to ensure that end-of-life care envelops the patient, their caregivers, and their families with spiritual and physical comfort. Forgoing curative treatment and opting for a palliative approach allows hospice care to be provided where the patient lives, surrounded by family and friends with the support of experienced healthcare professionals.

Description

Hospice is a type of care and a philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a terminally ill patient’s symptoms. These symptoms can be physical, emotional, spiritual or social in nature. Hospice care is provided to people that have a limited life expectancy and choose comfort and relief from pain and other symptoms.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Pines509 Route 530Whiting, NJ 08759

(39.9479,-74.35156)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a week or 1-2 visits a month

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