Pet Companion Hospice Volunteer- Twin Cities Metro


(44.857536,-93.34538)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

5001 American Blvd., Ste 625/655(Roseville, Stillwater, St. Paul, Fridley, CoonRapids, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Richfield, etc.)Bloomington, MN 55437
Pet Companioning
The unconditional love and acceptance of an animal can establish the perfect connnection among patient, volunteer, and pooch.

About

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.

*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.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hrs per week
  • + travel time

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