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Paws for Patients - Volunteer With Your Dog!

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ORGANIZATION: Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Greater St. Louis and Houston

  • 3 people are interested
Therapy Dogs

Is Your Dog Itching to Make a Difference? Do you want to be a volunteer but wish you could take your furry baby with you?

The way a dog loves unconditionally makes such a difference to our patients and the community that we serve. Whether it is to help with emotional or physical health, or just to bring smiles, it makes the life of a hospice patient more comfortable and meaningful.

Our office provides care to patients in seventeen counties in Northern Illinois. We provide a wide variety of opportunities and meet you where you are! Our volunteers give their time as they are able and we create a volunteer schedule with you based on your availability.

* If your dog isn't certified but you want to volunteer, please let us know and we can discuss how to get the certification completed. Therapy dogs are certified to be fit with all immunizations up to date and have also been certified by the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program or other appropriate accrediting agency (Therapy Dogs Inc., Therapy Dogs International, etc.)

Hospice is about living and celebrating life, and making sure patients and their families receive love and support - from staff, from volunteers, and from friendly pets!

Our volunteers receive extensive training to work in hospice, and will need a fingerprinting background check, tb and drug testing, and vaccine & certification records for their dogs. We'd be happy to share more information - please get in touch!

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About Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Greater St. Louis and Houston

Location:

Unity Hospice of Chicagoland 600 W. Cermak Rd,, Chicago, IL 60616, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Unity Hospice is to provide comprehensive care, support, and education to people facing life-limiting disease, those who care for them and our community. Unity Hospice provides top-notch palliative care for those with life limiting illnesses along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat!

Description

Founded in 1992 by Michael Klein, J.D., at his kitchen table. Unity Hospice is backed with over a decade of industry experience and excellence.

Unity Hospice provides top-notch palliative care for those with life limiting illnesses along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat!

There are four areas in which you can volunteer!

If you are considering volunteering in the Chicagoland area, please contact Vera at vjunge@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in Northwest Indiana, contact Jenny at jkarraker@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in Western Illinois, please contact Annie at aetchison@unityhospice.com

If you are considering volunteering in greater St. Louis, please contact Shannon at smcginn-corona@unityhospice.com

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Bridgeview, IL 60455

(41.75479,-87.81075)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible based on your availability.
  • Fingerprinting background check (requires a social security #), Tb and drug testing (paid by Unity), and a dog with a canine good citizen or higher training.

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