Home Visitor Volunteers

  • VO73448
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Are you passionate about animal welfare? Join our growing team of volunteer Home Visitors and play a vital role in supporting owners and pets in your local area who are facing an emergency situation.

Pet Fostering Service Scotland (PFSS) provides short-term, emergency foster care for pets whose owners are facing one of the following situations:
*Ill health
*Temporary homelessness
*Domestic abuse

Every year we provide temporary foster care for around 200 pets across Scotland – but we want to be able to support even more.

Our volunteer Home Visitors play a vital role in delivery of our service by visiting potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer.

This opportunity is home based with travel to other local locations to carry out home visits. Travel can be by public transport or car and travel expenses will be provided.

You will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area.

The main tasks are:
*Contact the potential fosterer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place
*Carry out the home visit following the guidelines provided by PFSS.
*Complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator

Full training and support is provided to all volunteers. Includes:
*Handbook for the role, induction and informal training either face to face or over the phone when starting in role. *Ongoing support provided and informal update training as required.

If you are an animal lover who wants to develop new skills and be part of a team making a difference to pets and owners in Aberdeen and/or Aberdeenshire then we'd love to hear from you! For more information please contact us at E Mail: volunteering@pfss.org.uk or Tel 0355 811 9909 (then choose option 8 then 1 after the welcome message).

Organisation aims and objectives

Pet Fostering Service Scotland (PFSS) provides short-term, emergency foster care for pets whose owners are facing one of the following situations: *Ill health *Temporary homelessness *Domestic abuse

Restrictions

Experience required: *Willing to travel by car/public transport to home visits *Be comfortable visiting potential foster carers in their homes *Pleasant telephone manner, professional on home visit *Passionate about animal welfare
Travel details: Aberdeen City and/or Aberdeenshire.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed e.g. public transport costs (on production of receipts), mileage at 45p/mile. Expenses are usually claimed monthly but can be claimed more frequently if required.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Full training and support is provided to all volunteers. Includes: *Handbook for the role, induction and informal training either face to face or over the phone when starting in role. *Ongoing support provided and informal update training as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.