Many patients at home, in skilled nursing facilities, and in assisted living settings take comfort in the unconditional love offered by an animal. Compassus Hospice is looking for individuals who are interested in sharing their dogs with people at the end of life. We are looking for Certified Pet Therapy dogs to visit patients and bring lots of smiles. Do you have a special dog that you want to share? Give us a call at 978 777 8222 to learn how you can help.
Volunteer schedules are flexible and you can volunteer as often as you wish!
790 Turnpike Street, Suite 202, North Andover, MA 01845, US
At Compassus Hospice, our mission is to preserve each patient’s dignity while removing the fear associated with dying through pain management, emotional and spiritual support. We deliver our care services wherever our patients call home, whether that home is a private home, an apartment, an assisted living community, a skilled nursing center or, in some cases, a hospital. Our service area includes Newburyport down to Revere, Ayer, Westford, Lowell, Haverhill, Salem, Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Peabody, Andover/N. Andover, Chelmsford, Wilmington and Billerica to name just some of the towns.
Compassus Hospice volunteers play a vital role in carrying out our mission to preserve each patient’s dignity while removing the fear associated with dying. Individuals who are 18 and older who are willing to share one to four hours per week are encouraged to apply to our program. Serving as a volunteer will enrich your own life in ways you can’t begin to imagine.
No previous experience in the medical field is necessary, and you will be prepared for your role with a free, comprehensive training program. This training will help you learn how to provide emotional support, companionship and respite care to patients and families.