Pet Therapy Volunteers needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice

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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 patients home or in a professional care setting (subject to rules of the facility). Both the volunteer and the certified therapy animal provide comfort, companionship and a welcome distraction from illness. All care provided by the Pet Therapy Volunteer is outlined in the volunteer care plan and agreed upon by the Interdisiplinary Group.

PET: The majority of animals serving in this capacity will be a dog. The dog must be certified/ registered by the American Kennel Club recognized therapy dog organization. All required vaccinations must be up to date, required vaccines include Rabies and Distemper.

A copy of current certification/ registration in addition to liability insurance coverage must be maintained as well.

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About Gentiva Hospice

Location:

662 West Corbett Avenue, Swansboro, NC 28584, US

Mission Statement

You belong here. Make a difference when life matters most. If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others.

Description

From providing companionship at a patient's bedside to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, the volunteer coordinator will help you discover the best fit for you.

  • Hold a hand, share a story
  • Provide RESPITE so family members can leave home to run errands or go to an appointment (no hands-on care required)
  • Listen, read, or sing
  • Make gifts for patients
  • Run errands or perform light housekeeping
  • Administrative office support


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CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Seniors
Animals, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

662 West Corbett AvenueSwansboro, NC 28584

(34.69263,-77.12869)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • flexible
  • drug screen and tb screen required

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