Foster Pet Program Assistant [Outreach]


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


6920 S East St Suite BIndianapolis, IN 46227


*Please, provide your phone number in the comments.*

Please note: You do not have to be in direct contact with the pets. You are advocating for them.

A Foster Pet Program Assistant is a key person in the process of helping a victim get out of their situation. 40% of domestic violence victims are unable to escape their abusers because they are concerned about what will happen to their pets when they leave. A Foster Pet Program Assistant helps spread the word about this very issue, therefore allowing us to find more short-term foster homes. From marketing, fundraising activities, pet transfer to liaison between the foster family and victim, the assistant insures a smooth process for all parties.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preparing material for prevention seminars, outreach programs and marketing via social media
  • Accompanying and assisting the program coordinator to events
  • Assisting with the recruiting and training of new foster pet families
  • Insuring the completion of forms by the victim (victim and pet information, intake/assessment forms, agreement, releases of liability form, etc.)
  • Screening and selecting foster pet families, insuring the completion of written contract by the foster family
  • Monitoring the pet status throughout its stay on a weekly basis
  • Serving as a liaison, providing follow-up between victims and foster families; updating the victim about their pet on a weekly basis
  • Coordinating the transfer of pets
  • Marketing the program to shelters, veterinarians, community donors, etc.
  • Distributing marketing material throughout the community
  • Organizing fundraisers to help with vet bills, food and supplies
  • Picking up pet supplies from donors
  • Maintaining building security by insuring that all doors stay locked at all times. Volunteers will never be alone in the building.
  • Supporting other staff and volunteers as needed
  • Maintaining cleanliness and care of the Center’s offices
  • Supporting other areas whenever possible.


  • Creativity
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Ability to understand and follow protocols
  • Public speaking skills
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs (picking up pet supplies such as dog food - once every other month)
  • Positive attitude with callers, clients, staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundaries
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Proactivity

Required Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft suite including Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Excellent typing skills
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age or sexual orientation
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to do online research

Preferred Qualifications (not required)

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Knowledge of pet laws and licensing in our community


  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hrs/week is preferred, but we're open to all.
  • To be considered, please leave your phone number in the comment section when you apply!

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