Pet Program Volunteer
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The Elizabeth Hospice has 2 ways volunteers can support their Pet Program:
Pet Therapy Volunteers and their certified therapy animals are adored members of their hospice volunteer team. The soothing presence and unconditional affection of your qualified therapy pet can offer comfort and peace to a fellow animal lover.
Pawsitive Pet Connect Volunteers make it possible for their hospice and palliative care patients to stay connected to their pet by walking dogs, playing with cats, as well as delivering pet food and other items, such as cat litter, flea medication and pet toys. They also assist with transporting pets to veterinarian and grooming appointments.
Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes
Signing up: Please complete the Volunteer Application to start the onboarding process.
Onboarding Requirements: Attend a volunteer orientation (1 hour) and volunteer training (6 hours), complete a self-study guide and training video (online, self-paced), 2 step TB test, background check, drug screening, and provide proof of driver's license and auto insurance.
Time Commitment: Shifts to volunteer are available daily with the expectation that volunteers serve at least 1-hour shift per week.
Required: Pet Therapy Volunteers must have the credentials for their certified therapy animal
Location: Volunteers serve in patient homes throughout San Diego County
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit hospice and healthcare leader, has been providing comfort and counsel to children and adults facing the challenges associated with a life-limiting illness and restoring hope to grieving children and adults who are feeling lost and alone. Since 1978, they have touched the lives of more than 115,000 people in the communities they serve, offering medical, emotional and spiritual support, regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
About The Elizabeth Hospice
500 LA TERRAZA BLVD, STE 130, ESCONDIDO, CA 92025, US
To enhance the quality of life for those nearing the end of life’s journey and for those who grieve.
As a hospice volunteer, you will be an important part of our experienced, caring team. Whether you choose to have direct contact with our patients, create special keepsakes for families who are grieving or serve as a community ambassador for The Elizabeth Hospice, you'll be making a real difference in someone's life.
Weekly commitments will vary but we ask that you serve as a volunteer for a minimum of one year. Before you begin, you will receive comprehensive training about our organization and your responsibilities.
We are seeking hospice volunteers in San Diego and Riverside counties for a variety of opportunities.
Clinical Counseling Internship
Administrative Support and Community Outreach
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
December 9, 2021