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Elara Caring Hospice-South Bend

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Make a real difference in someone’s life!

Elara Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.

Elara Caring is looking for Pet Therapy Volunteers (handlers with dogs only). A visit from a therapy dog can be so beneficial. Terminally ill patients enjoy the extra attention and unconditional love they feel from a four-legged companion. In order to volunteer and visit patients, you must have your own dog who is already certified through Therapy Dogs International, West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs.

Volunteer must have his/her own certified Therapy Dog. Handler must be able to provide dog’s health record (current DHLPP, Bordetella, Rabies, and fecal test), therapy certification and certified of liability insurance policy.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Typically we as that you visit your assigned patient 1-2 hours per week or offer 1-2 hours per week or work in the office.

If interested, please call Patricia Fortier at 574-377-4063, or email to pfortier@elara.com.

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About Elara Caring Hospice-South Bend

Location:

2515 Bendix Dr. Suite 100, South Bend, IN 46628, US

Mission Statement

"We care where you are"

Description

Reading to patients

Encouraging patients to reminisce

Creating a scrapbook

Life review, Recording life stories

Playing board or card games

Shopping for patients

Delivering flowers or gifts

Providing time away for family

Animals
Community
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

La PorteLa Porte, IN 46350

(41.61114,-86.72272)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per month minimum

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