Attention Dog Owners- VITAS Paw Pal Volunteers- Festus, MO 63028
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
2 people are interested
VITAS Healthcare is currently looking for a Paw Pal Volunteer to visit patients on hospice residing in the Festus, MO area. By visiting with your dog as a VITAS Paw Pal Volunteer, you can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets. All kinds of pets are invited to join VITAS’ Paw Pals Program (dogs are especially welcome).
Volunteers are matched with a VITAS patient to provide specific, non- medical care through socialization and friendly visits. Every VITAS volunteer receives training in hospice philosophy, how to support patients/families, health/safety precautions and more. Comprehensive training and orientation for hospice volunteering is provided. Days and times for volunteering are flexible according to your availability.
Paw Pal Dogs must be well-groomed, well- behaved, at least one- year old, and have up-to-date health/vaccine records. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3434 or at Emily.Jokerst@VITAS.com
About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis
1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US
VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.
We'll work with your schedule.
627 Westwood DriveFestus, MO 63028
- Veteran Care
- People Skills
- Animal Care / Handling
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-2 hours a week or month, flexible scheduling
- 2 TB tests paid for by VITAS, application screening process