Cause Areas

When

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

Where

We have patients throughout the Bay AreaSan Mateo, Belmont, Menlo Park, Palo AltoSan Mateo, CA 94404

If you have a well-trained human, VITAS invites you both to volunteer to visit hospice patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities!

About

Does your pet enjoy people? Would you like to bring great joy to terminally ill patients and their families in a fun and simple way? VITAS invites you and your pet to become Paw Pals and visit VITAS patients together. Pets provide friendship and show unconditional love to hospice patients who have had to give up their pets. The patients miss the interaction and friendship that pets give. When you visit, you'll see amazing smiles and uncontrollable happiness, and leave behind memories of you and your pet. We invite you and you pet to join the VITAS Paw Pals Club.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week
  • Pets must complete screening and be vaccinated.
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