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Pet Therapy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: The Denver Hospice

  • 7 people are interested

The Denver Hospice, founded in 1978, is the region's leading, largest and most trusted nonprofit provider of life-enhancing hospice and palliative care. Our skilled teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and care for patients wherever they reside - in their own homes, skilled-care facilities, hospitals or at our own Inpatient Care Center at Lowry.

We are looking for Pet Therapy volunteers to provide visits at our Inpatient Care Center at Lowry or skilled nursing facilities close to your home. Pet Therapy Certification required (or intent to be certified); animal must have and remain current with vaccinations required by local laws.

Our centrally located Inpatient Care Center building has 24 private suites with patios. The homelike setting includes amenities like a family dining room, day rooms, a multi-faith chapel, library and hydro-therapy spa. Original artworks by distinguished area artists decorate our common areas and patient rooms. Gardens, walkways and high-tech innovations add to the light-filled ambiance and comforts of our Inpatient Care Center.

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About The Denver Hospice


8289 E Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230, US

Mission Statement

Our mission, values, beliefs and not-for-profit status are key to our ability to provide the consistently high-quality, compassionate care that is the hallmark of The Denver Hospice. Our Mission: Our Mission is to encircle those facing advanced illness with unprecedented levels of comfort, compassion and expertise. Our Values: Assume Positive Intent Respect Safety Choice Compassion Efficiency Our Beliefs: We believe in more. We believe no matter where you are in life’s journey, you deserve to get the most out of every day. We believe you should have more opportunities to create memories and moments of joy. We believe in less pain and more quality of life. We believe your wishes should be heard and respected We are here to give you more. It’s not just our job, it’s our calling. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. The Denver Hospice. More from life.


The Denver Hospice provides high-quality hospice and palliative care services for patients with advanced illnesses and injuries. Headquartered in metropolitan Denver area, we support patients and families throughout nine Colorado counties. The heart of this specialized care is the belief that every individual has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. To help ensure that outcome, The Denver Hospice care model brings together a team of skilled professionals - experts in medicine, nursing, pain management, integrative therapies and psychological and spiritual support - to provide care customized to each individual’s needs and wishes. The patient’s loved ones receive support as well.

We are a not-for-profit organization. Our mission-driven commitment puts patients above profit and translates to more time, attention and experts dedicated to every person who needs our services, wherever and whenever they need us. In 1978, our founders, Carolyn Jaffe, RN and Peter Van Arsdale, PhD, recognized the need for comprehensive, expert and collaborative care for those facing aging, serious illness and grief. They assisted us in securing initial funding and laying the ground work for us to become what we are today - a nationally-recognized, best-practice model. Our personalized care supports mind, body and spirit, giving our patients and their families control over their lives with dignity, joy and unparalleled experience and support.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Denver, CO 80230



  • Family Therapy
  • Customer Service
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers are able to commit to volunteering for 1 year, a minimum of 2-3 times per month. Pet visits are typically a weekly commitment for 1-2 hours.

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