Share your pet's unconditional love with a hospice patient! (Washington/Ozaukee)


(43.4526,-88.1721)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

TBD - we'll match you with a patient in your area!West Bend, WI 53090


About

Volunteers are the HEART of Heartland Hospice! We are looking for more pet/handler teams (in Washington or Ozaukee County, or a surrounding area) to enrich the lives of our hospice patients by making regular visits to provide companionship and meaningful activities between animal and patient. Service hours are flexible and scheduled according to your availability and location. Volunteers and their furry friends have the power to bring the greatest gifts to our patients’ lives... a smile and reassurance that comes with knowing they are genuinely cared for. If you have a friendly canine that has a lot of love to give and spreads joy wherever she/he goes, this is the opportunity for you!

If your dog is currently certified through an approved, reputable therapy animal agency, you can immediately begin the Heartland Hospice volunteer application and orientation process.

Is your pet not certified? We will happily assist you with this process. Once your pet is certified and registered, you will then be trained to become a Heartland Hospice volunteer. Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age (or 16 if accompanied by a guardian or parent), agree to a background and reference check, attend a volunteer orientation, complete two TB tests, and have reliable transportation.

NOTE: certain breed restrictions apply.

Benefits:

- Independent volunteering, but having support and advice available

- Flexible schedule and the ability to set your own schedule

- Helping the less fortunate and lonely

- Providing companionship and being social

- Build relationships and knowing that you make a difference in someone’s day.

- Hearing other peoples stories and being part of their story

- Helping other people and giving back to individuals, families, and the community

- Learn more and gain experience with hospice, aging, the elderly, chronic diseases, and the end of life

- Practice skills, explore strengths, and grow

- Have new experiences and gaining a new perspective on life

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Animal Therapy
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hrs/month, but we welcome any time you can give!
  • Must have reliable transportation!
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