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Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed! (COVID-19 Vaccination NOT Required)

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice of Hattiesburg, MS

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 6 people are interested

Gentiva Hospice is looking for Pet Therapy Volunteers to provide companionship and emotional support to patients with life limiting conditions and their caregivers. Our patients reside in their own homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities all over the Forrest and Lamar County areas. How you serve and how often is completely up to you! Here are a few examples of how our Pet Therapy Volunteers serve:

  • Engage with our hospice patients through Pet Therapy in any of the following:
    • Provide companionship and emotional support.
    • Provide a listening ear.
    • Encourage them to share life experiences.
    • Watch TV with them.
You choose how you want to serve and how often.

Our patients and families need help now more than ever during these uncertain times. Our volunteers are here to help meet non-medical needs of our patients, their families, and our Gentiva staff. We are called to be a light in the darkness.

***Vaccination for COVID-19 is NOT required to volunteer with Gentiva Hospice!***

PET THERAPY REQUIRED INFORMATION:
At this time, we are only accepting dogs and or cats as part of our Pet Therapy Program. Dogs must be registered/certified through the American Kennel Club (http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/). A copy of the required vaccinations, medical evaluation, current certification/registration, in addition to the liability insurance coverage, must be given to the hospice for record keeping purposes before you may start volunteering with us (we can make copies at our office if needed). Required vaccines include Rabies and Distemper. All certifications/vaccinations/insurance must be maintained and valid at all times when volunteering with Gentiva Hospice.

NO medical experience is needed as volunteers DO NOT perform nursing duties or dispense medication. Please leave us your NAME, PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL ADDRESS so we can get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss the benefits of being a Gentiva volunteer!

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About Gentiva Hospice of Hattiesburg, MS

Location:

4700 Hardy St, Suite Y, Hattiesburg, MS 39402, US

Mission Statement

Gentiva’s Mission Statement: "Our place is by your side"

Description

Gentiva’s Vision Statement: "Our place is by the side of those who need care. With strength and empathy, our family of extraordinary clinicians and caregivers offer individualized care, including physical, emotional and spiritual support, so that you and your loved ones can enjoy the best possible quality of life."

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Animals, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Hattiesburg, MS 39402

(31.32997,-89.41747)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will work with your schedule. Visits can be made on weekends as well.
  • Driver's License Needed Background Check Must be at least 16 Orientation or Training A few hours a month Background check, drug test, TB (all provided); Valid car insurance, Driver's License

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