Foster Placement Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue

Description: Foster Placement Volunteers serve the incredibly important role of placing incoming animals into foster homes. You will help ensure each animal has a loving, temporary home prior to its arrival. This is a critical position that will require consistent effort and excellent communication. In return, you will experience the incredibly rewarding experience of personally helping to save the lives of over a thousand animals in need.

  • Reports To: Foster and Adoption Manager.
  • Location and Schedule: Remote work. Days/hours vary based on the number of animals in care.
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 5-10 hours per/wk. We request a minimum of 3 months in this role.

Core Responsibilities include:

1) Placement

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of each available foster parent, their preferences, experience, expertise, and limitations.
  • Match incoming animals with the most appropriate available foster.
  • Reach out to each foster individually.
  • Gain commitment from fosters that they will pick up their animal at transport.
  • Work with the Intake and Medical Manager to acquire the medical history of incoming animals.
  • Update and maintain the foster database with appropriate placement information.

2) Communication

  • Work closely with the Adoption and Foster Manager, volunteer Coordinator, and peers.
  • Respond to all emails, Facebook posts and Slack messages relating to foster placement
  • Post an intake album on our private FB group page
  • Work with the returns coordinator for any pet that is being returned to the rescue.
  • Evaluate the foster placement process and make suggestions for improvements.

Qualifications: Are you?

  • A positive and professional teammate?
  • An animal lover, committed to saving the lives of animals in need?
  • An equally good people-person?
  • An excellent communicator?
  • Cool under pressure, able to calmly navigate high pressure situations?
  • Able to engage in discussions with others about commitments.
  • Extremely organized?
  • Willing to gain a deep understanding of the fostering process?
  • Willing to maintain open, honest, and frequent communications.
  • Familiar with Google Sheets, Slack, and/or other administrative and data entry systems?
  • Have access to a phone, computer, and internet access?

If this sounds like you, please help Louie’s Legacy achieve our Vision to help rescue more animals, more efficiently, by working in a positive, professional and collaborative way with our community.

Important note - Must be over 18 years old to volunteer. All Louie’s Legacy volunteers with access to internal communications, financial information, or personally identifying information must also:

  • Commit to demonstrating the values outlined in our Organizational Cultural Agreement.
  • Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to maintain a safe and responsible relationship with our volunteers, donors, fosters, and adopters.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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