Certified Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed
Christan Health Care Center
The CHCC Volunteer Program is suspended at this time for the safety and health of everyone in our community. We are accepting volunteer applications but no volunteer onboarding will be completed until further notice. Please check back for program updates in the future.
Pet therapy volunteers with certified pet therapy animals are needed in all program areas at CHCC. Pet therapy provides an opportunity for CHCC residents and patients to give and receive physical touch, display affection, and raises spirits. Volunteers are needed seven days a week between 10 a.m. and noon, 2 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Requirements: All CHCC volunteers must complete an application, annual training, and if volunteering in resident/patient areas must receive an annual tuberculosis screening and influenza vaccination during flu season.
About Christan Health Care Center
301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481, US
The mission of Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) is to foster health, healing, and wellness for people of all ages in a compassionate and loving environment consistent with the Christian principles on which we were founded.
CHCC offers senior programs and residences including independent and assisted living, skilled nursing, memory and dementia care, and adult day services. CHCC also offers inpatient and outpatient short-term rehab, including occupational, physical, and speech therapy, as well as a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient mental-health services.
Volunteers at CHCC make a difference in the lives of patients, residents, clients, consumers, and staff every day. Each year, more than 300 adults and teenagers aged 13-17 collectively provide nearly 15,000 hours of volunteer service to CHCC. Their responsibilities are varied and extensive. Some assist with activities or work in de Snoep Winkle Gift Shop and Tea Room. Others organize fundraisers or serve on the CHCC Board of Trustees.
Our goal is to make your volunteer experience a valuable one, while also benefiting CHCC residents and patients. Each of us is given gifts and talents to use for the common good. Through volunteering, people give of themselves and receive satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment. Volunteering provides an opportunity to help others, meet new people, keep your mind sharp, explore health careers, and fulfill educational, school, and church community-service requirements.