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Therapeutic Pet Visits

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ORGANIZATION: Hartford Healthcare at Home

  • 8 people are interested

Wonderful teams, we are seeking animal healers to visit individuals on hospice care & provide a unique, personalized experience.

Hospice volunteers are an important part of the Hospice multi-disciplinary care team. Volunteers are needed to provide friendly visits in homes, facilities, Or hospitals.

All human volunteers go through training, health screenings and background checks. The training classes will explore the history of Hospice, physical symptoms of death and dying, spirituality, grief & bereavement, and volunteer protocols.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a friendly visitor as a pet therapy certified team for patients on Hospice care! It’s a great way to add more meaning to your life.

Please apply to join our team through the link below:

Looking forward to hearing from you! Laurie Steiger, Manager of Volunteer Services

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About Hartford Healthcare at Home


1 Northwestern Drive, Room 204, Bloomfield, CT 06002, US

Mission Statement

Mission To improve the health and healing of the people and communities we serve. Vision Most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Our Values Hartford HealthCare's vision of excellence and leadership is driven by its core values, which are shared by all members of Hartford HealthCare. CARING: We Do the Kind Thing EQUITY: We Do the Just Thing EXCELLENCE: We Do the Best Thing INTEGRITY: We Do the Right Thing SAFETY: We Do the Safe Thing


Our Volunteers are friendly visitors for our Hospice patients at home and nursing facilities. Volunteer are needed to read to patients, provide a listening ear, play music, or provide Reiki. We also seek Certified Pet Therapy teams. Volunteers visit in private homes, nursing facilities and in our system hospitals, based on their individual schedule and preferences. A prospective volunteer must pass a background check, drug test and be up to date on COVID and Flu vaccines. Free training provided.

Volunteer Application:


Animals, Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Mansfield Center, CT 06250



  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • After humans complete the initial requirements, we ask for 1-2 hours per week.
  • Comfort animals must be trained by a pet therapy certified organization.

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