Pet Therapy Hospice Volunteers Needed



Start Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Good Shepherd Community Care
90 Wells Avenue
Administrative Offices
United States


Good Shepherd Community Care is seeking compassionate, certified pet therapists to volunteer to visit, with your therapy dogs, our hospice and/or pediatric palliative care patients in the Greater-Boston area. This is a wonderful and rewarding way to contribute to Good Shepherd's mission of delivering the highest quality of care, support and education to those experiencing or anticipating serious illness and loss. Good Shepherd Community Care is one of the most trusted not-for-profit health care organizations in Greater Boston focusing on hospice and palliative care, and is non-sectarian.

A comprehensive hospice volunteer training will be held in Newton, MA, starting October 2. For those interested in working with our pediatric palliative care patients we will offer additional training. Volunteers are highly valued members of the Good Shepherd team! Monthly volunteer meetings offer continuing information and support and the opportunity to meet with fellow volunteers.

Hours are locations are flexible as related to volunteers' availability.

Please download our volunteer application at or, call 617-969-6130 for more information and ask for Laura or Mindy.


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How To Apply

Please call to discuss volunteering with Good Shepherd at 617-969-6130. Or, download our volunteer application and submit it via email or snail mail: and we will call you after we receive it. Thank you!