HosPet Volunteer (St. Lucie and Martin Counties)

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ORGANIZATION: Treasure Coast Hospice


The Treasure Coast Hospice HosPet Program provides a team which includes a volunteer and therapy dog to visit with Treasure Coast Hospice patients.

The program's goal is to improve a patient's social, emotional, or mental health with the assistance of the HosPet team visit. Often TCH patients have had to give up their own pets due to illness, relocation to a facility or an inability to care for them. The HosPet program provides a social visit with a dog that can bring fond memories and lift spirts. Who can resist a wagging tail and floppy ears?

Note that the dog must be certified as a therapy dog through a qualifying program*.

HosPet Visit Assignment:

  • The team may be assigned to a specific patient through a referral from Treasure Coast Hospice clinical staff for the patient or family.
  • The team may be assigned a facility to make regular weekly visits to the facility and all Treasure Coast Hospice patients at the facility.

A typical HosPet team visit is usually 15 - 30 minutes.

*Local therapy dog training is available through the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast (https://hstc1.org/Training). We encourage volunteers who are interested in this program to sign up as a Treasured Pets volunteer (https://www.treasurehealth.org/Treasured-Pets) as their pet goes through training.

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About Treasure Coast Hospice


Volunteer Services, 5000 Dunn Road, Ft PIerce, FL 34981, US

Mission Statement

Mission: To provide access to compassionate, caring, expert and professional hospice and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life. Vision: To provide exceptional, quality end-of-life care to every patient, every time.


Our Team
Our highly qualified team of physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers and chaplains educates people about their options long before, during and after health issues arise, offering tools and guidance at every stage. This partnership means that you and your loved ones can plan for and direct your journey as you personally wish.

A Community Non-Profit
As a community nonprofit 501( c)(3) organization, we have proudly served the residents of Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties since 1982, becoming nationally recognized for the quality of our care and our range of services. This high level of achievement is possible thanks to a highly qualified staff, volunteers who are passionate about caring for individuals and their families, and a board of directors deeply committed to our mission.

The Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation
The Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation Board of Trustees leads our philanthropic efforts, playing a special role in assuring our continued excellence and attention to community needs. Thanks to this Foundation’s efforts and the generous support of our community, no one is ever turned away because of inability to pay.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Health & Medicine, Seniors


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Multiple locations Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Hospice Care
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week
  • Volunteer's pet must be certified as a therapy dog through a qualifying program, such as the one offered by the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast.

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