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Pet Companion Hospice Volunteers Needed in Flint

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ORGANIZATION: CorsoCare Hospice - Michigan

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It has been found that petting or cuddling an animal can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and ease depression. Because a primary goal of hospice services is comfort care, pet companionship is ideal for hospice patients.

CorsoCare Hospice has volunteer opportunities for individuals and their gentle, well-behaved pets to visit hospice patients in facility settings and occasionally private homes. Pets must be at least one year old, current on their veterinary shots, and must be "interviewed" by our staff. To be considered, animals do NOT have to be certified therapy pets - though therapy animals are much needed as well. We can provide resources to certify an animal at the owner/volunteer’s expense should you desire this certification.

CorsoCare provides all PPE necessary to ensure a safe and enriching experience on every visit. You will also be provided ongoing one-on-one staff support throughout your service with us and will be invited to education opportunities and appreciation events.

If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Nikki Gerber, Volunteer Administrative Assistant, at (248) 260-8257 or nicole.gerber@corsocare.com.

"We don’t always need advice. Sometimes, all we need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart that understands. Sometimes all we need is a dog."

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About CorsoCare Hospice - Michigan

Location:

950 Corporate Office Drive, Milford, MI 48381, US

Mission Statement

The CorsoCare Hospice Volunteer Program exists to provide uplifting support, life enrichment, companionship, and supportive presence to our end-of-life patients and their families. This is achieved through the following: compassionate care, consistent training, targeted Plan of Care, and therapeutic Interventions. In accordance with State and Federal Hospice Regulations and our governing philosophy of 1440 Focus, we strive to create the best experience for our patients and to meet their specific needs by creating the "absolute best experience with every person, in every interaction, every minute of every day.

Description

Hospice isn’t a place. It’s not a white flag. It’s a philosophy of care that allows people with life-limiting illnesses to live comfortably surrounded by people who care.

With CorsoCare Hospice, you get an entire team that provides the physical, emotional and logistical support you need. Your team does more than ease pain - they lift spirits, guide meaningful conversations and help you savor the little moments. From painting fingernails to pet companionship, cutting through health care red tape and providing spiritual counsel - everything is about helping you and your loved ones spend the remaining time together focusing on what truly matters: celebrating a life well lived.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Flint, MI 48504

(43.0528,-83.75179)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that new volunteers make a minimum 3-month commitment and dedicate 4-6 hours each month to volunteering.
  • New volunteers must complete an online application, virtual interview, background check, online orientation, fingerprinting, and TB testing with CorsoCare Hospice covering all expenses. A record of current vaccines for your pet is also required.

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