Pet Companion - Hospice Volunteer

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Hospice of the Miami Valley

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Do you have a pet who loves people? Do you enjoy spending time with others? Hospice of the Miami Valley is looking for pet companion volunteers to bring their pet to visit patients in public health care facilities and/or patient homes. Allowing patients to spend time with animals provides social and emotional support to patients with a wide variety of health issues.

Volunteers are an important part of the Hospice team. Friendly visitor volunteers for HOMV offer support, companionship, and practical, caring help to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. The help and support that our volunteers give is returned to them in countless ways.

This position offers flexibility in time commitment and schedule, so you can volunteer as little or as much as you like. Our Volunteer Coordinator will provide specialized training and will walk with you every step of the way. Volunteers may choose to visit patients in their homes or at public health care facilities. You will be supported in your role by a competent and caring group of nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, and fellow volunteers.

Pets must be at least 1 year old, up to date on all vaccinations, and be able to behave calmly around a variety of people. Training or certification for animal assisted therapy is encouraged, but not required. Your pet’s abilities and behavior will be assessed by HOMV staff before being approved to visit patients.

Volunteers will report to our office in Troy. Volunteers are needed in communities within Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.

If you'd like to become a caring presence to those in need, please call Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Davis at 937-674-9079 or email davisr@homv.org.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France

8 More opportunities with Hospice of the Miami Valley

Animals Health & Medicine Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

322 W Main StSuite BTroy, OH 45373

(40.04099,-84.20702)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Drug Screening & TB Testing (Provided), current records on pet vaccinations.

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