Volunteer Opportunity

Hospice Pet Therapy Volunteer (Unpaid) - Service Animal Required!

On-site
Volunteer must be in or near Plymouth, MN
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Published 1 month ago

Details at a Glance

Schedule
Weekdays
Time Commitment
A few hours per week
Recurrence
Recurring

Description

Job Title: Pet Therapy Volunteer

Organization: Superior Hospice

Location: Various Locations Across MN

Position Type: Volunteer

Superior Hospice, a new and compassionate hospice agency in Minnesota, is on a heartfelt mission to offer comfort and support to individuals nearing the end of their life journey. We are eager to build our foundational team and are seeking Pet Therapy Volunteers who, alongside their service dog(s), can help provide warmth and comfort to our patients and their families during these profound moments.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Therapeutic Visits: Conduct regular visits to patients with your therapy dog, providing comfort, companionship, and joy.
  • Collaborative Care: Work closely with our care team to incorporate pet therapy into the patient's overall care plan, tailoring visits to each patient’s needs and preferences.
  • Safety and Hygiene: Ensure all pet therapy guidelines, hygiene standards, and safety protocols are followed during visits.
  • Record Keeping: Document visits and observe and report on the patient’s response to therapy.
  • Training and Development: Participate in comprehensive hospice volunteer training provided by Superior Hospice, as well as any additional training related to pet therapy.

Qualifications:

  • Ownership of a dog that is certified as a service animal by a recognized organization.
  • A strong commitment to compassionate care and the ability to sensitively interact with individuals experiencing end-of-life challenges.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the capacity to work well with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of patients and their families.
  • Willingness to undergo extensive training in hospice care practices and to adhere to all guidelines and standards for pet therapy.

Why Join Us?

  • Extensive Training: Benefit from detailed training sessions on hospice care and pet therapy, enhancing your skills and understanding of end-of-life care.
  • Meaningful Impact: Experience the unique fulfillment that comes from making a profound difference in the lives of individuals and families during a crucial time.
  • Personal Growth: Learn invaluable life lessons about compassion, resilience, and the human experience at the end of life.
  • Community: Be part of the pioneering group of volunteers at Superior Hospice and help shape our approach to innovative and compassionate end-of-life care in Minnesota.

At Superior Hospice, we believe in the power of pet therapy to bring comfort and joy to those in their final stages of life. If you and your therapy dog are dedicated to making a difference and are looking for a deeply fulfilling volunteer opportunity, we would be honored to welcome you to our team.

Job Title: Pet Therapy Volunteer

Organization: Superior Hospice

Location: Various Locations Across MN

Position Type: Volunteer

Superior Hospice, a new and compassionate hospice agency in Minnesota, is on a heartfelt mission to offer…

Location

On-site
Plymouth, MN, USA

How to Apply

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