This position is a virtual volunteer role (work from home via computer (desktop or laptop) at state level
This position reports to a specific Regional Director
- Contacts new potential foster home (FH) upon receipt of foster home submission. Initial contact may be accomplished by email advising them we have received the submission and will contact them to review submission.
- Review the FH submission, arrange for an actual "home visit" or contact the potential foster home (via phone or email) to discuss any questions or missing information needed. Following the above review contact the FH veterinarian and personal references.
- Contact by phone the military/veteran pet owner upon receipt of pet submission to acknowledge receipt of submission, review information submitted, and verify latest date home is needed. Also advise the MSM that prior to placement into a specific FH they would ne
- Identify the potential FH that could be a good match for a specific pet submission and contact them (phone or email) about the pet submission. Usually a phone call at first is best, following up with an email with basic pet information and pet pic (if one submitted) so the potential FH can discuss with other family members
- Potential FH advises they feel this would work for them, then send an email to MSM and potential foster home with each other's contact information requesting the MSM to contact the potential FH to set up a "Greet and Meet" and attach the "written agreement" document explaining that at the time the pet is placed in the home (both parties in agreement for fostering the pet) the written agreement is to be prepared and signed by both parties with a signed copy being sent to the National office (address on document). Note: After the "Greet and Meet" either the MSM or potential FH should advise you the pet(s) are to be placed in the foster home. The MSM has the actual decision if they feel comfortable having their pet fostered in the potential foster home.
- Maintain contact with the FH and military/vetran pet owner during the the foster term and assist with any questions and/or any issues that may arise during the foster term. This may be done via email on a regular basis, which may be monthly or every other month. It is important to our organization and our clients (military/veteran pet owner) that we keep the line of communication open with the FH. If a problem arises during the foster term please advise the national office so if our assistance is needed we can help.
- Prepare monthly reports that go to the organization's National office and respective Regional Director.
- Promote the organization (Who We Are-What We Do-How We Do It) to those you know or feel would be interested in what we do (individuals, other groups/organizations, businesses, etc.)
Some of the states we need a FCL at this time involve CA, CO, AR, TX, FL, VA, MD/DC, IL, NJ, and New England states. Please note FCL as a virtual volunteer cna coordinatate more than 1 state. Great volunteer role for "stay-at-home" parents, disabled, and retired who have an understanding about our military and veteran communities. NOTE: Being a virutal opportunity, you do not have to reside in the state you are coordinating for.
- Data Entry
- Office Management
- Customer Service
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- Up to 1 year - average 25 - 30 hours per month
- Self-starter, Comfortable using and access to Word/Excel, communicate via Internet/Phone