Pet Therapy Hospice Volunteers Needed in Lewiston Area
ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice - Portland
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Our purpose is to provide comfort, compassion, dignity, and peace to terminally ill patients and their families through a holistic approach to physical, spiritual, and emotional care by professionally trained hospice teams and specialized community resources. Our volunteers are a part of that team.
The Pet Therapy Volunteer serves as an additional support to patients, families and caregivers by making friendly visits with his/ her certified therapy animal. Visits may occur in the patient’s home or in a professional care setting (subject to the rules of the facility). Both the Volunteer and the certified therapy animal provide comfort, companionship and a welcome distraction from the illness.
NOTE: The majority of animals serving in this capacity tend to be dogs. Dogs must be certified/ registered by an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization. Other certified/ registered therapy animals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All required vaccinations must be up to date and copies of the vaccinations/medical evaluation provided as well as a copy of the current certification/ registration and the liability insurance coverage.
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About Gentiva Hospice - Portland
53 Baxter Blvd, Ste 101, Portland, ME 04101, US
Our care matters. Our mission is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families when facing a life-limiting illness.
If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. From providing companionship at a patient’s bedside, to administrative assistance, we will help you discover the best fit for you. Our agencies offer veteran-to-veteran opportunities and participate in the national We Honor Veterans programs.
Multiple locations Lewiston, ME 04240
February 3, 2023
- Animal Therapy
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- drug screen, TB tests, COVID-19 vaccine, background check, & proof of auto insurance. For animal: pet therapy certification (AKC approved for dogs), up to date vaccines and medical evaluations, & proof of liability coverage.