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Pet Therapy Hospice Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Good Shepherd Community Care

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Good Shepherd Community Care
Good Shepherd Community Care

Bring joy to Good Shepherd hospice patients with pet therapy visits! Your dog must have received at least Canine Good Citizen, or equivalent certification, or beyond.

Our award-winning hospice offers comprehensive volunteer training and ongoing support. Volunteers & their pet therapy dogs, are a valued part of our organization. Friendly pet therapy visits are greatly appreciated by our patients and their families. Join us and help improve our patients' quality of life.

Our next training starts at the end of April 2022.

Our office is in Newton, but our patients reside in the greater Boston area. For information, please contact Mindy Sieber, at msieber@gscommunitycare.org. Check our website to print out a volunteer application.

Due to Covid-19 precautions we have not been visiting patients in person. We expect to resume in-person visits in the coming months. Our next training will start at the end of April 2022. Please contact us if you are interested.

Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you!

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About Good Shepherd Community Care

Location:

160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459, US

Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Community Care is dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality of care, support and education for those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss. Good Shepherd is committed to providing skilled, compassionate care to people with life limiting illnesses and their families, and to treating all people with dignity and respect and providing the support and resources necessary to sustain the highest quality of life possible.

Description

As one of the first hospices in the country, and the first in Massachusetts, we have been here - offering coordinated, professional community care since 1978. Good Shepherd is proud to offer a range of programs including Hospice, Pediatric Palliative Care and Community Palliative Care. Within our hospice program, we have specially trained professionals and volunteers in several multicultural programs: Caminos de Paz Latino Hospice Program, Krug Zaboty Russian Hospice Program, and 牧 愛 社 區 服 務, Chinese Hospice Program. We are LGBTQ-inclusive, are a Level 4 member of the We Honor Veterans Program, and are accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

160 Wells Avenue - Administative OfficesBoston, Cambridge, Framingham, Quincy, BelmontSomerville, Braintree, Medford, Medway, Sharon +Newton, MA 02459

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours/week or more, as your schedule allows. One year commitment.
  • Pet must have a minimum of Canine Good Citizen certification. Full Covid-19 vaccination and boosters required . We provide comprehensive training, starting at the end of April. Our vol. application is available online at gscommunitycare.org.

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