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Volunteer Job Description

JOB TITLE: Foster Care

REPORT TO: Kennel staff SUPERVISED BY: Volunteer Manager

TIME COMMITMENT: Dependent upon case; anywhere from one to six weeks.

PURPOSE: To provide temporary homes for special-case animals. In some instances, animals coming into the shelter are at a great disadvantage. They may be too young and their immune systems are not developed to withstand what they are exposed to in a shelter environment; they may require more socialization than can be provided in a shelter to become adoptable, or they may have health problems such as obesity, which prevent them from being adoptable. Constant care and interaction with humans are necessary to increase the animal’s chances for successful placement.

DUTIES: Will depend on the circumstance. Some animals may need to be bottle fed every few hours while others may not require as much attention. The Kennel Staff and Volunteer manager, as instructed by a licensed veterinarian, will provide details on the type and amount of care provided in each case. Maintaining a safe and caring environment for the animal.

QUALIFICATIONS: A genuine concern for the welfare of animals. Understanding of RBARI’s mission and services. A willingness to learn about companion animals. Can spend time socializing the animal. No other animals in your home or the ability to isolate the foster wards from other animals. Willingness to transport the animal(s) to and from the shelter and/or special event to promote its adoption.

TRAINING: Further instructions, guidelines, requirements provided in Foster Care Agreement materials and through involvement.


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  • Must be at least 18

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