Pet Therapy Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice -Flint

The Pet Therapy Volunteer serves as an additional support to patients, families and caregivers by making friendly visits with his/ her certified therapy animal. Visits may occur 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 outlined in the Volunteer Care Plan.

PET: The majority of animals serving in this capacity will be a dog. The dog must be certified/ registered by an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized therapy dog organization
( Other certified/
registered therapy animals will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All required vaccinations must be up to date and copies of the vaccinations/ medical evaluation must be maintained in the Volunteer’s Personnel File; required vaccines include Rabies and Distemper. A copy of the current certification/ registration, in addition to the liability insurance coverage, must also be maintained.

VOLUNTEER: The Pet Therapy Volunteer must have an understanding of Hospice Philosophy and possess the ability to actively listen and communicative compassionately with patients, families and caregivers.He/ she must always accompany the certified therapy animal on visits; it is not acceptable for another handler to accompany the animal. He/ she must have access to reliable transportation.

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About Gentiva Hospice -Flint


4458 Oakbridge Drive, Suite D, Flint, MI 48532, US

Mission Statement

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, home health care, palliative care, and hospice care to give people the support they need with dignity, grace, and love.


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.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


4458 Oakbridge Drive,Suite DFlint, MI 48532



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Patient Care
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is no set time commitment. Only what you want to give.
  • The cost of the background check, fingerprinting, and drug screening will be provided by Gentiva Hospice - Flint

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