Pet Therapy with Hospice of the Western Reserve

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ORGANIZATION: VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Basic volunteer duties involved in this assignment:

  • Pet Therapy Visits to patients in their homes, nursing/assisted living and other "alternative" homes, and the Medina Inpatient Unit
  • Engagement in community events

Basic volunteer qualifications involved with this assignment: Certified Canine in Pet Therapy, ability to complete timesheet, Personable and friendly

Who will be served by this assignment? Patients, families, visitors, and staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve

What is the anticipated benefit of this volunteer service to those receiving the service? Comfort, companionship, and enjoyment of pet/volunteer visits

What specific skills will the volunteer need? Ability to control pet/ensure safety when walking and visiting in homes, facilities

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About VANTAGE Aging RSVP

Location:

388 S Main St., Ste. 235, Akron, OH 44311, US

Mission Statement

Promoting a positive perspective on aging.

Description

VANTAGE Aging promotes positive aging through a variety of programs and services for older adults. Our nonprofit organization serves 38 counties and is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. In Summit and Medina Counties, we facilitate the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for those 55 and older who want to make a meaningful impact in the community. We also offer employment training, home care and home health aide assistance, nutrition and home-delivered meal services, alcohol and drug addiction counseling, and mental health and prevention services.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Animals, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

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WHERE

Multiple locations Akron, OH 44320

(41.0789,-81.58706)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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