Pet Therapy for Hospice Patients (Dogs Only, please)

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Hospice Community Care

  • 1 person is interested

The mission of Hospice Community Care is to provide dignified end-of-life care and quality services that allow our patients and their families and/or significant other to live life richly, deeply and meaningfully for as long as it may last and to die with dignity in the setting of their choice.

Many of our patients live in assisted living facilities or nursing homes and have had to re-home their dog. Other patients' dogs have passed away and there is no dog available to visit these patients. No other companionship can compare to that of a dog, who loves unconditionally with an uncanny ability to see past a patient's sickness to bring joy to the patient, if only for one or two visits a month.

Do you have a certified therapy dog? Would you like to see your dog bring joy to people who would happily accept a visit with a loving dog? Hospice Community Care has a great need for certified therapy dogs to visit our patients at various locations in Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Norfolk and Chesapeake. Your therapy dog will need to be current on all shots and you will need to provide proof that your dog is a certified therapy animal. As the dog's handler, you will need to have a TB test that we provide and undergo our hospice volunteer training at our Newport News office.

Does this volunteer opportunity sound appealing to you? Please call Cynthia Vereen-Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator at 1-800-409-9094. You can also send an email to cvereen@hospicecommunity.com.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Williamsburg/Tidewater areaNewport News area, VA 23606

(37.085846,-76.47993)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-4 hours a month
  • must be patient and open to new ideas

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