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Volunteers with Certified Pet Therapy Animals Needed in San Diego County

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Anchor Health Hospice is seeking Certified Pet Therapy Volunteers who live in San Diego County.

Pets provide us with so many wonderful things: A comforting cuddle or touch from a pet can easily make us smile and evoke warm memories. Their affectionate tail wag and little wiggles can relieve stress, create happiness, and help fight feelings of sadness or loneliness. Pets, no doubt, positively impact our quality of life.

Volunteering for Anchor Health will give you an opportunity to truly make a difference in another person's life. In addition to all the joy your pet will bring to a hospice patient, your own smile, attention, and compassionate presence will bring the important gift of connection and affirmation to someone who is in their final phase of life.

To participate as a Certified Pet Therapy Volunteer, it's a requirement that volunteers have their own certified therapy animals. We do not have pet therapy animals available for volunteers, and we do not provide training for pets to become certified for pet therapy. If you and your certified Pet Therapy animal are interested in visiting with Hospice patients, their caregivers and their families, we'd love to have you as a Volunteer.

Volunteers are given assignments that work for them. You tell us how often you'd like to volunteer, and we'll find an assignment that's a good match for you. All of us at Anchor Health value you, your time, and your very generous heart. We are grateful for any amount of time you wish to volunteer, whether that be on-call or occasionally, once a month, once a week, or 8 hours a day. It's always up to you.

How do you get started?

Let us know you're interested, and our Volunteer Coordinator will give you a call! You will receive an orientation to hospice concepts as well as training for your patient visits, and you will be well supported and greatly appreciated by patients, their families, and the entire Anchor Health Hospice team.

We look forward to talking with you!


Parker Von Thal
Anchor Health Volunteer Coordinator

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About Anchor Health


SF Bay Area, San Diego, CA , US

Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of patients and the communities we serve by providing compassionate end of life care through innovation, exceptional quality, and professionalism. Our experienced care team honors individual choice and is the anchor to support each patient’s unique healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort. We strive to empower the patient and family by providing them with the tools, information and support they need to make informed decisions. We provide ongoing support for family and friends for if it is needed. We believe that Hospice health should be available to all persons with an illness for which there is no cure or for persons who elect not to attempt a cure, resulting in a limited life expectancy.


Volunteer Services : Trained volunteers provide support by giving personal health in a companionship and service role. They provide companionship for patients and respite for family members and other health givers, run errands, prepare meals and spend time listening and sharing with the patient and/or family.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations San Diego, CA 92101



  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible
  • Must provide own transportation

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