Registered Paw Pals bring joy to hospice patients by visiting them at home, in nursing homes and assisted living communities, as well as hospitals. VITAS Paw Pals treat hospice patients and their families to unconditional love, entertainment and amusement, companionship, happy memories of past pets, comfort during times of loss, pain and stress and activity and motion. VITAS accepts pets that are well behaved, well groomed and have all their current shots...especially those willing to share their love. Volunteering offers many rewards.
VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare(r), providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.