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VITAS Paw Pals Pet Visit Volunteers for hospice patients

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of Collier County

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 76 people are interested

Does your pet enjoy people? Would you like to share that joy with others in a fun and simple way? VITAS invites you and your pet to become Paw Pals and visit VITAS patients. Pets provide friendship and show unconditional love to hospice patients. Patients who have had to give up their pets miss the interaction and devotion. Your visits leave behind memories of you and your pet, and rekindle thoughts of other pets. Volunteers and their pet visit with patient's in the patient's home or care communities where they reside. Volunteers are trained in hospice philosophy, supporting people at end of life, and understanding the challenges of dementia and Alzheimer's. Visits provide socialization, comfort, joy and compassionate support. Assignments are made according to the volunteer's time availability and location.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Collier County

Location:

4980 Tamiami Trail North Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Seniors
Women
Animals, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

near your home, school, or work locationin Collier County (Marco Island, North Naples,East Naples, Golden Gate)Naples, FL 34103

SKILLS

  • Animal Therapy
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Based on volunteer availability 2 hours two-three times per month

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