Pet Therapy/Animal companionship

CHT St John’s, located in Epsom, is looking for volunteers to help enhance the lives of our residents by sharing their animal companions. Affection and regular visitation of an animal can make a difference in both the physical and emotional health of our residents because animals don't judge or criticise, they treat everyone equally. They aren’t shocked by human ailments, frailties, handicaps and confusion and they can reduce the stress and fears associated with illness or old age. BUT most of all they offer unconditional love and friendship.

If you are willing to share your animal companions with our residents please contact:

Jenny Vollmer(Unit Manager)
E: Jenny.Vollmer@cht.co.nz
M: 0275899617
Or
Elizabeth Howard (Activities Coordinator)
E: Elizabeth.Howard@cht.co.nz
M: 02108320290

Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age
Must have a dog that is at least a year old
Must be able to commit to scheduled visits for up to 2 hours a month.
Must have own means of transport
Must be able to pass a police check

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Must be able to commit to scheduled visits for up to 2 hours a month.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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