Home Visitor

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Our 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.

You will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area. Main tasks include 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; and complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator.

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.










No minimum commitment – the volunteer will be contacted when a home visit is required in their local area which they can either agree to do or turn down dependant on other commitments.


Minimum age due to level of responsibility and lone working.
Experience required: Willing to travel by car/public transport to home visits; Be comfortable visiting potential foster carers in their homes; Experience of pet ownership; pleasant telephone manner, professional on home visit.
Travel details: 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.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased. Mileage paid at 45p/mile.
Training details: 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

Last updated 8 days 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.