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Blue Ridge Humane Society


All Blue Ridge Humane Society's foster volunteers help Blue Ridge Humane Society achieve their mission of providing high quality life for animals in Henderson County and surrounding regions through adoption, outreach, and education.

The Cat/Kitten Foster Volunteer is responsible for the daily care of foster cats and kittens in their home under the direction and care of the Blue Ridge Humane Society. Effective listening, communication, and animal handling is required. Cat/Kitten Foster Volunteers must complete online orientation and phone all with the Foster Care Manager prior to being approved for fostering.


Including but not limited to:

  • Adhere to cat/kitten foster training manual policies and procedures,
  • Daily care of foster including providing appropriate housing and basic care, feeding, socializing, enrichment, and administering required medications as needed
  • Isolate from owned animals from foster/s for minimum 14 days or as directed by BHRS
  • Follow any specific behavior plans for adult cats provided by Behavior and Training manager and medical plans provided by the Quality Care Manager
  • Provide specific information on how the animal/s behave in the home to adoption staff and potential adopters
  • Meets with potential adopters for virtual meet and greets using Zoom or Facetime platform
  • Transport foster to scheduled medical appointments
  • Follow contactless procedures for pick up and drop off at the Adoption Center.
  • Observe and report any changes in behavior, health or temperament to foster care staff immediately.
  • Responsiveness to contact via email and/or phone call from Adoption Center staff
  • Understanding and acceptance of BRHS’ adoption procedures and protocols.
  • Complete any required training provided by BRHS staff or third party organization.
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain a humane attitude at all times towards the animals in your care; must be knowledgeable of proper animal handling
  • Basic understanding of animal behavior, to ensure your safety and in preventing a possible animal bite
  • Willingness to provide supervision of all interactions between foster animals and any children in the home
  • Completion of online orientation and phone all with Foster Care Manager
  • Ability and willingness to follow medical and/or behavior plan instructions
  • Reliable transportation for transporting foster animals to medical appointments
  • Must share Blue Ridge Humane Society’s commitment to animals
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with the public, donors, volunteers, staff and management in a respectful and courteous manner
  • Must love animals AND people!
Anyone interested in fostering needs to fill out a foster application here: https://www.blueridgehumane.org/get-involved/foster/

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About Blue Ridge Humane Society


88 Centipede Lane, HENDERSONVLLE, NC 28792, US

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County and our neighboring communities through adoption, outreach, and education.


The Blue Ridge Humane Society offers a variety of volunteer opportunities from assisting in our Adoption Center, Thrift Store, and with Community Programs! If you are a dog or cat lover, we are looking for driven individuals who are believe in ensuring the highest quality of life for animals in Henderson County. There are so many pieces that go into fulfilling our mission from adoption, prevention, and education and we need volunteers throughout every step of the way!



We'll work with your schedule.


88 Centipede LaneHendersonville, NC 28792



  • Customer Service
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must have completed the foster application and orientation before getting started.

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