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Pet Therapy Volunteer with SouthernCare Hospice Join our Office Team

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ORGANIZATION: SouthernCare -Youngstown

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

SouthernCare Hospice provides exceptional care, but also enhances it's services with the help of volunteers like you! Visiting a patient or groups at facilities enhances their quality of life and gives them something to look forward to.

The pet therapy volunteer serves as an additional support to patients and families by making friendly visits with his/her certified therapy animals. Visits may offer in the patient's home or in a professional care setting ( subject to the rules of the facility). Both the volunteer and the certified therapy animal provide comfort , companionship and a welcome distraction from the illness. All care provided by the pet therapy volunteer is outline in the volunteer care plan and agreed upon by the interdisciplinary group.

Qualifications: The majority of animals serving in this capacity will be dog. The dog must be certified/ registered by the an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization.

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About SouthernCare -Youngstown


970 Windham Court, Suite 9, Youngstown, OH 44512, US

Mission Statement

Our place is by the side of those who need care. With strength and empathy, our family of extraordinary clinicians and caregivers offer individualized care, including physical, emotional and spiritual support, so that you and your loved ones can enjoy the best possible quality of life.


At Gentiva, we believe every day is an opportunity to make care more personal and life more comfortable. That’s why we offer personal care, palliative care and hospice to give people the care they need with dignity, grace, and love.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


970 Windham CourtSuite 9Boardman, OH 44408



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We request that our volunteer give 2 -three hours at a time, two times monthly. However we will gladly take any hours you are willing to give.
  • Drivers License, Background Check, SouthernCare Orientation and Volunteer Training

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