Looking for Certified Therapy / Support Animals & their Humans to Visit Hospice Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Sutter Care at Home - Hospice https://www.sutterhealth.org/scah

Compassionate Heart and Hands

Looking for certified therapy or service animals and their humans living in Alameda County to visit hospice patients! This position requires you to have your own certified therapy or service dog or animal. No previous hospice experience necessary! We provide thorough training and ongoing support. One year commitment required. We ask for 1-2 hours a week of volunteer time.

To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Hospice the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, or playing music or reading a book.

Being a hospice volunteer is a great opportunity to practice compassion and discover and learn new skills. Volunteers are trained to enhance the goal of meeting the emotional and social connection needs of hospice patients and their families.

While volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care, volunteers with therapy/service animals can bring moments of joy with their visits with their animal companions.

For your protection and the protection of our patients, volunteers will be required to have up-to-date vaccinations. Sutter provides many vaccinations and immunity tests. All personal protective equipment will be supplied by Sutter Hospice (currently no masks are required).

For more information, please email Jennifer.Fisher@sutterhealth.org. or call 650-454-4372

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About Sutter Care at Home - Hospice https://www.sutterhealth.org/scah

Location:

1025 Atlantice Ave, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, US

Mission Statement

Sutter Care at Home enhances the health and well being of the people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in home-based services and products.

Description

To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.

Volunteers may stay with the patient to give the caregiver some time away or time to rest and they can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. While volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care, they may be able to assist with routine tasks and errands.

Requirements: Volunteers receive 24 hours of training, health clearance and a background check, and attend monthly educational meetings. They must work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the hospice team.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Alameda, CA 94501

(37.77122,-122.2824)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • People Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week. 1 year commitment preferred.
  • Vaccinations, TB test and health screen + background check provided by Sutter Health.

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