Certifieed Pet Therapy Volunteers Needed
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Interim Healthcare: Gift of Hospice
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Gift of Hospice provides services to our patients wherever they call home, whether it be a private residence or a skilled nursing facility. Our mission is to give patient and family empowered care, preserving dignity and providing comfort.
Some of our patients have had to give up their pet(s) due to their illness, so a visit from a therapy animal brings an immense amount of joy and fulfillment. Our team has also witnessed the therapeutic component of having a therapy animal visit, such as lowered blood pressure, pain management, tactile stimulation, emotional release, and much more.
If you have a certified pet therapy animal we would love to have you on our team.
NO previous hospice experience is necessary!! We provide comprehensive training as well as ongoing education and support. Per Medicare regulations all volunteers must submit to a background check, drug screen and 2 step TB test which are all provided free of cost in our office.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
If you are interested in volunteering or to talk about possible volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Program Manager, Heather Heavey at 858-737-7487 or firstname.lastname@example.org