Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness
People with Disabilities, People with Health-based Concerns
Companionship/Reducing Isolation

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Pet Visits at Covenant Home (Non Pet Owners Only)

Share the joy and affection an animal can bring with residents of an assisted-living facility for seniors. Residents gather in a large room to meet friendly pets brought in by other volunteers. As a non-pet owner, your role is to visit with residents while they are not interacting with a pet or chat with those who aren’t interested in meeting the animals. This program is a fun social outlet for residents and decreases loneliness and isolation, particularly for those with mental disabilities who may not be able to participate in other activities.

  • If you would like to participate with your own pet, please sign up for “Pet Therapy at Covenant Home (Pet Owners Only)” project.

Partner: Covenant Home of Chicago offers supportive living for seniors in an apartment setting with an array of amenities and programs. The facility promotes resident self-direction and participation in decisions that emphasize dignity and independence. Covenant Home has been a Chicago Cares partner since 2011 for this project.
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