Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed!

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VNA California

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VNA California, Visiting Nurse Association, is seeking PET THERAPY VOLUNTEERS to provide visits and companionship to hospice patients. Caring volunteers arrive with their trained therapy dogs to bring comfort, a smile, and companionship to the patients day.

Many patients have trouble communicating and expressing themselves during this sensitive time, but through the unconditional love provided by a therapy animal they may feel relief in this source of non-verbal and emotional therapy. Your therapy dog is truly a very special source of comfort to those in need.

No medical experience necessary. Training is free and very easy and we will work with your schedule.

Volunteering is a "gift" of giving that will remain with you forever. It will be one of the best things you will ever do!

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About VNA California

Location:

6235 River Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507, US

Mission Statement

Change a life, maybe your own, be a HOSPICE VOLUNTEER! Have you ever wanted to be a part of a very unique team that provides an outstretched hand and friendly smile to terminally ill patients, or respite time for their caregivers? Hospice volunteers provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients, families, and their loved ones at the critical time in their lives through companionship and caring. No medical training is needed. Free training classes are forming now. Training is easy and fun! We will set the training schedule to meet your needs. For more information, contact Kathy Gonzalez, Coordinator of Volunteers.

Description

Assisting patients and Families- A hospice volunteer can help terminally ill patients in a variety of ways, including listening and conversing with them, reading books, holding a hand or sharing a quiet moment. Volunteers offer caregivers the opportunity time to take a much needed break for errands or personal time.

Areas Served: Volunteers provide patient visitation based on their availability and can choose the service areas closest to their homes. Service areas are: Riverside, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Sun City, Hemet, Perris, Redlands, Yucaipa, Beaumont, San Bernardino, Colton, Fontana, Ontario, Corona.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Riverside & surrounding communitiesFontana & surrounding communitiesSan Bernardino & surrounding communitiesRiverside, CA 92507

(33.97345,-117.32639)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Anywhere from 2+ hours a week to 4+ hours a month.
  • Understanding the support of the Hospice concept and philosophy. Completion of Hospice Training Program. Min of 2 hrs availability per wk. Back ground check, physical, TB test (2 step), drug screening. TDI Pet cert, Insurance and shot records.

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