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Pet Therapy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Kindred Hospice

  • 7 people are interested

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. Both the Volunteer and the certified therapy animal provide comfort, companionship and a welcome distraction from the illness.

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About Kindred Hospice

Location:

1911 W. Centre Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49024, US

Mission Statement

Here at Kindred Hospice, our desire is to help our patients achieve the highest quality of life possible. Hospice affirms the concept of palliative care as an intensive program that enhances comfortand promotes the quality of life for individuals and their families. When a cure is no longer possible, hospice recognizes that a peaceful and comfortable death becomes the essential goal of healthcare..

Description

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, you'll recieve specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Shannon Denny, at 269.342.9308 or email Shannon.Denny@kindredhospicecare.com.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Portage, MI 49024

(42.2121,-85.62293)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • No time commitment!
  • Majority of animals serving will be a dog. The dog must be certified/ registered by an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization (http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/).

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