WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where5001 American Blvd., Ste 625/655(Roseville, Stillwater, St. Paul, Fridley, CoonRapids, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Richfield, etc.)Bloomington, MN 55437
Pet Companion Volunteers
Goal: "Patients experience the unconditional love of an animal"
Reward: "To enlarge your own capacity for letting yourself be loved."
Description: Pet Companions bring pets to provide a presence with patients. Pets are the epitome for showing us that it’s not just about what you do, it’s how you do it. When pets are used as a healing tool they can decrease patient stress, anxiety, and pain and increase the patient’s sense of warmth and love. All pets must be certified in pet therapy training, have up-to-date health records and insurance. Volunteers are expected to make a commitment to visit their patient once a week for one-two hours.
Volunteers are provided free training, a training certificate, and can work flexible hours that suit their individual schedules. Volunteer training blends ancient wisdom with contemporary practices.
Volunteer Training is required and is offered on a quarterly basis at the Bloomington office. Volunteers who make visits with a pet must have appropriate documentation (including pet therapy certification) for their pet. If the volunteer does not have a pet, but wishes to make pet visits, AseraCare may be able to make arrangements through our partnership with the Home For Life animal sanctuary.
*Out of respect for the grieving process, if you are a surviving family member, we encourage you to wait thirteen months following the death of a loved one, to serve as a direct care volunteer or in public relations activities.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-3 hrs per week
- + travel time