Providence Hospice Animal Assisted Activity Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Providence Hospice

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Providence Hospice Animal Assisted Activity volunteers are human/dog teams who provide companionship and calming presence for terminally ill hospice patients, usually in a nursing facility. Volunteers certify their own dogs with Pet Partners Society to prepare the dog for service. The warm touch and non-judgmental presence of the animal team can be an important non-medical comfort measure for the patient who is lonely, unresponsive, or in pain. Animal Assisted Activity teams typically provide 1 hour of service weekly. Additional time is required to prepare the dog for visitation each week (bathing, etc).

Providence serves the Portland Metro and we have volunteer opportunities in your area that can work around your schedule.

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About Providence Hospice


6410 NE Halsey St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97213, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: As people of Providence we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service. Our Core Values: The Providence mission is carried out by employees, physicians, volunteers, and other care providers whose service reflects our core values: respect, compassion, justice, excellence, and stewardship.


Hospice is expert, compassionate care provided to those with advanced illnesses where cure is no longer a realistic goal. The Providence Hospice team sees each person and family as unique and strives to provide quality end-of-life care as they face their journey with comfort and dignity. Hospice care is patient-directed and interdisciplinary, with physician, nurse, social worker, home health aide, and volunteer working collaboratively together to care for the patient. Hospice care is provided in a patient's home, whether that home is a private residence or a residential facility. Providence Hospice provides compassionate, thoughtful care to our patients and families with respect to their culture, religion, values, and beliefs.


Health & Medicine
Animals, Faith-Based, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


6410 SE HalseySuite 300Portland, OR 97213



  • Animal Therapy
  • Hospice Care


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment varies depending on your schedule
  • Drug Screen

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