Therapy Pets to Comfort Hospice Patients
9 people are interested
We are looking for volunteers that own a certified therapy pet who can visit with our hospice patients to provide comfort and joy to those at the end of life. Pets are required to be current with vaccinations and have licensure with any appropriate pet therapy organization (Pet Partners, Therapy Dogs International, AKC Therapy Dog Program, Therapy Dogs Incorporated, etc).
Bella Care Hospice provides compassionate and holistic care during the final stage of someone's life. Volunteers serve an important role in our team by giving their time to provide extra companionship. A visit from a calm and friendly animal can help our patients to open up and put a smile on their face.
In addition to pet requirements, owners will go through our normal onboarding and training process. No prior experience is required, we will make sure you are supported and set up for success as a hospice volunteer. Our schedule is also flexible and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.
About BELLA CARE HOSPICE
110 Polaris Parkway, Suite 302, Westerville, OH 43082, US
The mission of Bella Care Hospice is to affirm and celebrate the significance of human life and recognize dying as a natural process. We carry out this mission by providing superior health, social, emotional and spiritual services to enhance the quality of life with peace and dignity for patients and support for families.
Volunteers are valued members of the Bella Care Hospice team. You can make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families while adding meaning to your own life.
Visit patients in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and inpatient hospice homes. Volunteers donate 4-12 hours a month visiting patients. Volunteers can do a variety of activities with patients such as reading, listening, hand holding, praying, painting their fingernails, doing crafts, singing, brushing their hair, pet therapy, massage therapy and more!
We'll work with your schedule.
Mulitple locations in the greater Columbus areaColumbus, OH 43229
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- Relationship Building
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- We are looking for an initial commitment of 6 months or more. Schedule is flexible, minimum of a couple hours a month or we can accommodate multiple hours a week.
- Volunteers are required to pass a TB skin test.