Fife Area Organiser

  • VO32645
  • Home-based volunteering


Description

Volunteers make a real difference to local pet owners and promote positive animal welfare. Decide whether a pet is suitable for PFSS care and place the animal in a suitable registered foster home. Build relationships with local volunteer foster carers and professionals, for example social workers. Monitor the progress of pets in foster care. Coordinate the return of pets to their owners.

Supervise and help to recruit foster carers in their area. Keep in regular contact with registered foster carers.

Clarify arrangements for collection and transport of the pet and financing food, vet costs, etc, whilst in care. Keep accurate and up to date records of each fostering.

Publicise PFSS and establish links with the relevant agencies, for example, health, social work, police, vetinary, etc. Ensure the goodwill of other animal related organisations and commercial organisations, for example, kennels and catteries.

Our experience is that successful applicants have a suitable background which provides the necessary experience. They also need a good degree of pet empathy.
Suitable backgrounds include, but are not limited to medical receptionist, NHS staff, veterinary staff, social work staff, kennel receptionist etc

Organisation aims and objectives

Pet Fostering Service Scotland (PFSS) provides short term emergency care for pet owners who are temporarily unable to care for their animals through illness or accident. PFSS does not operate a boarding centre or kennels but relies solely on volunteers who welcome the pet into their own home.

Availability

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Timing is variable and can be flexible with volunteer's availability. Usual commitment expected would 4 hours per week, varying depending on the number of fosterings.

Restrictions

No restrictions specified.
Experience required: Volunteers require to be computer literate, pro-active, compassionate, have excellent organisation skills, have animal care experience, have a telephone landline and have a good telephone manner.
Travel details: This opportunity is home based.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Every Area Organiser is given a float so they are never out of pocket, this can be topped up as needed and means funds are received before expenditure to limit any financial pressure on the volunteer.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Volunteers are given an information guide which is discussed with a member of staff to cover best practice of the role. They have two contacts for ongoing support and advice. Additional animal behaviour training courses are offered.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago