Are you and your therapy animal certified pet therapists/ animal-assisted therapists? Cadence Hospice, located in Orange, Ca., is looking for certified pet therapists who are willing to volunteer their time to hospice patients. Cadence Hospice provide hospice services to patients across Orange County, as far north into LA County as Whittier and La Habra, down to San Clemente and San Bernardino County (i.e Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, and Chino Hills), wherever the patient calls home. Patients may reside in their own home, board and care home or facility. A visit from a therapy dog or animal can be so beneficial for patients in their end-of-life journey. Terminally ill patients will enjoy the extra attention and unconditional love they feel from having a four-legged visitor. As you can imagine, a patient may be an animal lover but may not be able to have one at this point in their lives. A visit from a certified therapy animal would give them so much comfort and joy.
Animal-assisted interventions can benefit the community we serve in many ways!
Hours are very flexible- weekdays, evenings or weekends are available. Any time that you have available can benefit the lives of those who need it most during this difficult time in their lives. Please respond to our ad for more information on how to get started. We need you and are looking forward to being able to offer this priceless gift.
We are actively recruiting for volunteers at this time. The COVID-19 outbreak has prevented us from making visits to patients at this time. We are taking the time to recruit more volunteers so that once visitations can resume we can hit the ground running with our new recruits. Please respond for information on how you can volunteer with hospice!
At Cadence Hospice, we understand that this is a difficult time for family and friends. Our caring staff and volunteers endeavor to provide an atmosphere of love, caring, peace, and dignity to each individual we serve. We also want the patients and their families to have the opportunity to live the remainder of your life with respect, understanding and joy. Our volunteers have an opportunity to provide comfort care for the patient and/or families whether it be for 30 minutes to an hour during the patient visits. Our team strives to function with compassion and care in order to give the families and patients full support.
As a volunteer with Cadence Hospice you can make a positive impact in the lives of our patients, caregivers, and their families. Volunteers are an integral part of our program and the care we provide; we are always looking for compassionate individuals to join our Volunteer Program/Team. As a volunteer you can donate your time, at a patient’s place of residence, in a variety of ways including companionship and caregiver relief. While volunteering your time with our patients you could just sit and be present, share stories, watch a movie, listen to music, read aloud the patient’s favorite book, and much more!
Your service is invaluable to patients, their caregivers and families, and for our Cadence Hospice staff. Free training is provided to get you prepared to go out into the field, and staff is available to support you on your journey volunteering. Don’t pass up this amazing opportunity! We look forward to hearing from you!
We'll work with your schedule.
Orange County AreaOrange, CA92868
November 23, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Flexible around your schedule. No minimum or maximum commitment. If you have an hour, that hour can be utilized to benefit many lives.