Trinity Hospice is seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit our hospice patients throughout Western Mass . Providing our patients with loving touch and care from certified pet therapy animals and owners is beyond appreciated by both our patients and our staff. Your dog must be certified and the handler needs training by Trinity Hospice as a hospice volunteer. Volunteer training and medical requirements are provided FREE by Our Hospice. Please help bring companionship and joy into the life of a Hospice patient!
Enjoy great satisfaction as a compassionate volunteer who enriches the lives of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones. All you need is genuine desire to help patients and their families, emotional maturity, ability to offer assurance and kindness without judgment, ability to listen with sensitivity and respect, flexibility to adapt to the changes in needs and background-check clearance. Full training is provided. Those who have recently lost a loved one are asked to wait a year before becoming volunteers.
Respite care - support to provide a break for patient’s caregivers/loved ones