Pet Therapy Volunteers - Paws of Love Program
Kaiser Permanente LAMC
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
42 people are interested
We are looking for certified therapy dog teams to come and visit our patients and staff on a weekly basis. These volunteers must be:
a. Certified by a Therapy Dog Agency such as Love on a Leash, Therapy Dogs International, AKC Therapy Dogs Program.
b. Pet Teams will commit to visiting a minimum of 2 hours (1x per week).
c. Dogs must be assessed by our Love on a Leash Team lead to ensure they are hospital ready.
Looking for friendly teams that want to make our patients both young and old smile and provide healing through pets. These volunteers will also assist with Patient Mobilization by allowing members to walk with the dog team as they gain their mobility.
Shift Availability: 7 Days a Week Shifts: Between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM
About Kaiser Permanente LAMC
4867 Sunset Blvd, Volunteer Services Department, Los Angeles, CA 90027, US
The Volunteer Services Department at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center was established to develop and maintain a caring, compassionate and efficient volunteer staff who offer an extra dimension of care and services to our members and their families without replacing any paid positions throughout the Medical Center campus.
The Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC) Volunteer Services Department consists of over 800 volunteers, donating thousands of hours in 40 different areas of the hospital, mostly in patient care areas. Kaiser LAMC is the Tertiary Center for all of the So. Cal Kaisers, our specialties include the Heart Center, Stroke Center, Neuro Center and many more. We also are one of three Pediatric Specialty Care Centers for Kaiser Permanente So Cal.
Our volunteers experience a high level opportunity to interact with our members whether it be at the front desk greeting and checking in our members or as a Care Partner in the nursing units.
Our volunteers get first hand experience interacting with our physcians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, who are invested in growing the next generation of healthcare providers.
Steps to become a Volunteer:
A commitment of 200 hours per year served our patients needs best. Prior to applying to be a volunteer, please ensure that you can help out for the entire 200 hours required.
To obtain an application please copy and paste the following URL and submit to the volunteer office: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=2054278339