A Hospice Patient Visit with your Certified Pet
ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of New Jersey West
Please visit the new page to apply.
VITAS invites friendly and well-behaved pets to join the Paw Pals SM program, in which animals and their humans learn how to visit patients at the end of their life. A registered VITAS Paw Pals SM visitor can offer comfort, bring back memories, encourage activity and provide unconditional love to VITAS patients. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets.
Pet visits can sometimes reach a patient when no one else can. Our Paw Pals SM brightens the day for everyone when they visit.
All kinds of pets are invited to join the VITAS Paw Pals Club.
Paw Pals SM must be well-groomed, at least one- year old, and have up-to-date health records.
For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.
About VITAS Healthcare of New Jersey West
521 Fellowship Road, Suite 110, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054, US
VITAS recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care.
Multiple locations Trenton, NJ 08691
January 12, 2024
- Animal Care / Handling
- Animal Therapy
- Patient Care
- Hospice Care
- Veteran Care
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Weekly visits, generally 1-2 hours plus travel time.