Share your Certified Pet Therapy Dog With People at the End of Life

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Compassus Hospice

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Many patients at home, in skilled nursing facilities, and in assisted living settings take comfort in the unconditional love offered by an animal. Compassus Hospice is looking for individuals who are interested in sharing their dogs with people at the end of life. We are looking for Certified Pet Therapy dogs to visit patients and bring lots of smiles. Do you have a special dog that you want to share? Give us a call at 978 777 8222 to learn how you can help.

Volunteer schedules are flexible and you can volunteer as often as you wish!

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About Compassus Hospice

Location:

790 Turnpike Street, Eastern & Southern Mass., North Andover, MA 01845, US

Mission Statement

At Compassus Hospice, our mission is to preserve each patient’s dignity while removing the fear associated with dying through pain management, emotional and spiritual support. We deliver our care services wherever our patients call home, whether that home is a private home, an apartment, an assisted living community, a skilled nursing center or, in some cases, a hospital.

Description

Compassus Hospice volunteers play a vital role in carrying out our mission to preserve each patient’s dignity while removing the fear associated with dying. Individuals who are 18 and older who are willing to share one to four hours per week are encouraged to apply to our program. Serving as a volunteer will enrich your own life in ways you can’t begin to imagine.

No previous experience in the medical field is necessary, and you will be prepared for your role with a free, comprehensive training program. This training will help you learn how to provide emotional support, companionship and respite care to patients and families. Depending on your interests and schedule, you may:

  • offer companionship and respite care for patients and their families.
  • provide professional services such as companionship, music or pet therapy, or hair care.
  • assist with care for patients’ pets.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

WestfordWestford, MA 01886

(42.58995,-71.45368)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are Flexible, Make your own schedule !

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