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Pet Therapy Hospice Patient Visits

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Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care

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We are looking for Volunteers with Pet Therapy dogs/animals to visit our hospice patients. A variety of locations and nursing facilities to choose from. Even if you have only a few hours a month we would love to have you join our amazing team. Hours are very flexible and the joy that a Pet Therapy visit has on our patients is invaluable.

Patients and families often tell us that hospice volunteers are a treasure!

Additional opportunities below:

Patient Support Volunteers provide companionship to the patient and respite for the caregiver. Ways to help include:
  • Friendly visit
  • Reading to patients
  • provide music
  • Writing letters
Bereavement

Bereavement volunteers are an invaluable resource for those who have lost loved ones, especially for family members without a solid support network. Visit with the bereaved in person or by phone

  • Assist with grief support groups
  • Coordinate community resources
  • Help Bereavement Coordinator with mailings and calls
Administrative

Administrative volunteers assist hospice staff, typically in the office. Ways to help include:

  • Copying, faxing, filing and other light office work
  • Sending birthday cards, sympathy cards, thinking of you cards
  • Making deliveries
Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteers

Compassus is proud to participate in the We Honor Veterans program. Many of our locations provide trained veteran volunteers who offer camaraderie and compassionate care for fellow veterans. Our veteran-to-veteran volunteers understand the unique needs of veterans because they ARE veterans.

11th Hour / Vigil Volunteers

Some local programs have 11th Hour / Vigil Volunteers. These are trained, non-medical volunteers who offer emotional support to patients and caregivers in the last hours of life. 11th Hour / Vigil volunteers are a compassionate presence during the last hours of life for hospice patients, in private homes or in facilities.

Supplementary Volunteer Services

We welcome other specialized volunteers to provide services to our patients, such as:

  • Reiki practitioners
  • Massage Therapists
  • Pet Therapy Teams
  • Art Therapists
  • Music Therapists
  • Hair Stylists

For all of these supplementary volunteer services, the volunteers must be certified or licensed.

Even if you just have a few hours a month, we would love to have you join our amazing team!!

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About Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care

Location:

243 King Street, Suite 239, Northampton, MA 01060, US

Mission Statement

Profoundly advancing the well-being and honoring the dignity of those we serve, helping make the world a better place--one family at a time.

Description

Compassus is a nationwide network of community-based hospice, palliative and home health care services. Our mission is to offer comfort and hope to patients and families facing serious illness. We support that mission with a commitment to three core values: compassion, integrity, and excellence.

We are a Nashville, Tennessee-based company founded in 2006 with roots in hospice reaching back to 1979. Today, we have more than 150 locations in 31 states across the U.S. Our goals are to provide the highest quality care in every community in which we serve and to be both the provider and employer of choice.

Animals
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Holyoke, MA 01040

(42.21721,-72.62695)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 to 12 month commitment, few hours a month
  • COVID-19 vaccine required

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