• Volunteer II with a Pet

    Job ID
    Volunteering Opportunities
  • Overview

    Great Lakes Caring understands that the value and quality of our care relies upon the ability and satisfaction of our employees. We prioritize patient care and employee satisfaction above corporate profitability. Because our core values underscore the foundation of our culture, we created I Am Great Lakes Caring to ensure that every employee embraces and is committed to our company's focus and mission. If you share our commitment to delivering superior quality care and loving where you work, then we invite you to join our team of compassionate professionals.




    I am committed to quality. It is at the core of everything I do and every decision I make.


    The Volunteer II with a Pet provides companionship and support to terminally ill patients with their pet.


    My commitment will include:

    • Providing companionship and support to patients and families through support activities as indicated through the volunteer care plan.
    • Documenting services provided and pertinent findings during each visit.
    • Noting and reporting significant changes in the condition or environment and patient to the skilled professional in accordance with agency policy.
    • Following all environmental care and safety guidelines and standards per agency protocol.
    • Clearly articulating the hospice philosophy.
    • Showing annual written documentation of pet’s health status from a licensed veterinarian.



    • Licensure: Dog must be licensed.
    • Experience: Handler: Must not have had personal hospice services within the previous 13 months. Must be at least 17 years of age. Pet: Dog must provide proof of Therapy Dog International or Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog.
    • Skills: Handler: Must be able to read and write in English and follow written and verbal instructions in English effectively. Demonstrates interest in the Hospice philosophy. Pet: Dog must be well maintained, calm and friendly to patient and families.
    • Transportation: Reliable transportation.
    • Health Status: Handler: Meets all applicable agency policies and procedures related to health screening and required testing. Must report any illness or injuries prior to patient visits. Pet: Dog must show current proof of DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus). Heartworm test, Rabies, Bordetella DHLPP and negative fecal exam.


    I am committed to a caring culture that embraces teamwork and supports the employee.


    At Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice we want you to love your work and the people you work with, while making a positive difference in the lives of patients. That is why a career at Great Lakes Caring offers:

    • A new challenge that allows you to make your work meaningful
    • Competitive compensation based on experience
    • A full line of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Paid vacation and holidays
    • Opportunities for advancement within our organization
    • Tuition reimbursement and certification testing to help you reach your goals




    I am committed to integrity, efficiency and the highest ethical standards.


    Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice is one of the nation’s leading providers of in home health care. Since 1994, Great Lakes Caring has dedicated its resources to providing value-based, high quality care wherever our patients call home. Great Lakes Caring’s primary focus is to provide superior quality health care to those we are honored to serve, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and innovative processes which drive extraordinary patient outcomes. With locations across the country, Great Lakes Caring provides the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Great Lakes Caring is committed to being a great place to work for employees, and is the recipient of Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare and Best Workplaces for Millennials awards, in addition to being recognized as a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Need help finding the right job?

    We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.