Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed
Our purpose is to provide comfort, compassion, dignity, and peace to terminally ill patients and their families through a holistic approach to physical, spiritual, and emotional care by professionally trained hospice teams and specialized community resources. Our volunteers are a part of that team.
The Pet Therapy Volunteer serves as an additional support to patients, families and caregivers by making friendly visits with his/ her certified therapy animal. Visits may occur in the patient’s home or in a professional care setting (subject to the rules of the facility). Both the Volunteer and the certified therapy animal provide comfort, companionship and a welcome distraction from the illness.
NOTE: The majority of animals serving in this capacity tend to be dogs. Dogs must be certified/ registered by an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization. Other certified/ registered therapy animals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All required vaccinations must be up to date and copies of the vaccinations/medical evaluation provided as well as a copy of the current certification/ registration and the liability insurance coverage.
About Kindred Hospice-Portland
53 Baxter Blvd, Ste 101, Portland, ME 04101, US
Our care matters. Our mission is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness. Kindred Hospice is part of the Kindred at Home family of personal home care, community care, home health, palliative, and hospice providers.
If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. From providing companionship at a patient’s bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you. Our agencies offer veteran-to-veteran opportunities and participate in the national We Honor Veterans programs.
53 Baxter BlvdSte 101PortlandPortland, ME 04101
October 28, 2021
- Animal Therapy
- Bereavement Support
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- no minimum, flexible
- Drug screening (excludes cannabis), background check, TB testing or proof negative, proof of auto insurance. For animal: pet therapy certification (AKC approved for dogs), up to date vaccines and medical evaluations, & proof of liability coverage.