*Tail wags and love....CERTIFIED Pet Therapy hospice volunteers needed*
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Find a purpose, develop new skills, share your time... You can make a difference!
AccentCare Hospice is looking for Certified Pet Therapy Volunteers to visit patients throughout Middle TN in Davidson, Williamson, Cheatham, Dickson, and Hickman Counties.
As a Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer, you will collaborate with our full-service medical and psycho-social care team to help patients and their family members. You will have the opportunity to offer pet therapy visits to patients in their home, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility while adhering to current health and safety guidelines. Volunteer time is flexible to work with your schedule.
Volunteer activities with patients include: Listening to a patient's stories, facilitating connection between your certified therapy animal and the patient.
Volunteers DO NOT provide any hands-on care such as changing a patient, feeding a patient, bathing, giving medications, etc.)
No previous hospice experience is needed, AccentCare Hospice will provide training and support throughout your time as a volunteer.
If you are looking for a deeply rewarding volunteer opportunity, then this is for you!
- An untarnished criminal background history
- Motor vehicle report with no more than 3 moving violations within the past 36 months
- Tuberculosis skin test, provided by AccentCare
- COVID-19 vaccination
- Pet Therapy Certification
- Vet records indicating your animal is up to date on required shots and is in good health
About AccentCare Hospice
741 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067, US
Act with integrity. Be compassionate. Commit to excellence.
Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice. Without them, most hospices would not be able to carry on their work.
There are some 95,000 volunteers in America. Each year they give more than 5 million hours helping dying persons and their families.
They provide assistance at all skill levels. Many are relatives and friends of former hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work.
As a direct patient care volunteer you would be providing the patient and/or family with emotional support and companionship. Volunteer activities with patients include watching TV, reading, listening to music, crafts, listening, talking and providing caregiver respite.
As an indirect volunteer you will be providing administrative and office support to the hospice team. This may include copying, answering phones and special projects.
As a volunteer you will provide care and support that is unique to each patient's needs. By doing this you can create a bond between you, the patient and family that is priceless.
Multiple locations Nashville, TN 37221
January 19, 2022
- Animal Therapy
- Hospice Care
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 hour a week, we are flexible