POSITION TYPE: Volunteer POSITION REPORTS TO: Julie Sims - President, Kudzu Cat Alliance
The Foster Coordinator will coordinate, manage, and expedite the foster program, which includes:
Reviewing foster applications to determine the initial eligibility of a fostering candidate
Contacting and communicating with applicants to assess potential
Scheduling and conducting candidate home visits, which includes filling out the Dept. of Agriculture’s required paperwork and ensuring foster candidates review and sign paperwork during the initial visit
Having a working knowledge of commonly-asked questions and answers about the foster program
Performing tasks related to active fosters who have cats - Coordinating supplies, medical visits, adoption meet and greets, fielding foster questions/concerns
Managing/scheduling volunteers to assist with cat chauffeuring to vet/back to foster and delivering supplies
The Foster Coordinator must have the ability to interact with staff and other volunteers in a courteous manner and be able to stay focused and polite even in stressful situations. Requires the ability to take charge of and be responsible for candidate/coordinator correspondence and visits and to communicate well in a fast-paced environment. Works closely with the adoption coordinator to provide them with information, such as pictures of the cats from the fosters and information about their personalities to help promote adoptions.
While the schedule is flexible, the Foster Coordinator should be able to commit to 10-15 hours a week. This includes having availability during vet hours.
Although the Foster Coordinator can and should make every effort to find a volunteer for transporting cats to and from medical appointments and meet-and-greets with potential adopters, if none are available it is the responsibility of the Foster Coordinator to transport the cats.
Kudzu Cat Alliance’s primary mission is to stabilize community cat populations through a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, and to educate the public about the benefits of TNR. When possible we also rescue feral-born kittens and foster them to adoption.
Kudzu Cat Alliance utilizes a spay neuter program known as TNR, or Trap - Neuter - Return to control and reduce the population of community cats in Cobb County, Georgia. Community cats, also known as "feral" cats, are free-roaming, unowned cats that live outdoors. We trap them using humane traps, take them for spay neuter and vaccinations, then return them to their colony. As a result, they live safer and healthier lives and no longer increase in number. We also provide veterinary care for sick or injured feral cats.
Frequently these services are provided in low income areas where residents are caring for a colony of cats but cannot afford veterinary services for spay-neuter. When caretakers have difficulty affording to feed their colony we source food donations and distribute them to those in need.
Whenever possible, we rescue kittens from feral lives and give them safe indoor homes. You can help us save them by fostering or adopting.
In addition, we educate the public about the benefits of TNR, and collaborate with property owners, residents, local rescues, and caretakers to identify and serve community cat colonies. We offer resources to those who want to learn more about community cats, TNR, kitten care and socialization, and public health issues related to feral cat overpopulation.
Since our beginnings in 2018 we have spayed or neutered more than 700 cats, and provided loving homes for nearly 200.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 3, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
While the schedule is flexible, the Foster Coordinator should be able to commit to 10-15 hours a week.