If you have a 4 legged friend that is calm in nature and loving in spirit, then you can make a difference in the lives of our Seniors! We are currently looking for 4 dogs who will visit with several of our dog loving patients to build loving relationships once a week each month. Your dog must be calm in nature and enjoy touches, petting and (if you provide) tasty treats. You will be asked to bring your dog to visit hospice patients who are missing their four legged friend or who just have a nature love of dogs. We encourage all breeds but ask that the dog be 2 years or older; be calm in nature; love being around people; have current vaccinations and respond to simple commands and are well behaved. Dogs play an important part throughout our lives and your dog will provide the missing touch, that many of our patients long for.
124 South Dorchester Square, Westerville, OH 43081, US
The mission of Hospice Services at Methodist ElderCare is to provide the best hospice care possible for patients located in the counties of Fairfield, Franklin. Pickaway, Delaware, Licking, Fayette, Union, and Madison.
The philosophy of services focuses on maximizing the patients quality of life through an individualized comprehensive care program designed to meet his/her physical,social,emotional and spiritual needs (24) hours a day, (7) days a week. Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of staff and volunteers. In addition, following the patients death, hospice continues to maintain contact with family members through a (13) month bereavement program.
We'll work with your schedule.
Wesley Ridge Retirement Facility2225 Taylor Park DriveReynoldsburg, OH43068
May 15, 2019
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
For this volunteer opportunity we need you to be available for approximately 2 hours once a month. There may be times when one of the other volunteers will not be available and you may be asked if you can visit for thier week as well.
The perfect candidates should love seniors and enjoy building relationships. They should be active listeners who have patience and have trained their dog to be responsive to their commands.