Have a trained Therapy Dog? Become a Pet Therapy Volunteer for Hospice (Barry County)

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various Hastings Area LocationsHastings, MI 49058
Great Lakes Loves Volunteers!


Make a real difference in someone's life!

Great Lakes Caring Hospice, a leading care provider in the Midwest, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life care to local hospice patients and their families.

Great Lakes Caring Hospice is looking for Pet Therapy volunteers (handlers with dogs only). A visit from a therapy dog can be so beneficial. Terminally ill patients enjoy the extra attention and unconditional love they feel from a four-legged companion. In order to volunteer and visit patients, you must have your own dog who is already certified through Therapy Dogs International, West Michigan Therapy Dogs or Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs.

Hours are very flexible, weekdays, evenings or weekends. Dog/Handler teams typically visit patients 1-2 times per month.

For more information, contact Nancy Hicks at 515-513-1059 or by email at nhicks@greatlakescaring.com


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

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Six months preferred.
  • Volunteer must have his/her own certified Therapy Dog.

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