Home Visitor

  • VO73597
  • Home-based volunteering


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.

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

Organisation aims and objectives

Volunteers provide, in their own homes, care for domestic pets of owners who because of illness or emergency, are temporarily unable to look after them. Priority is given to elderly owners. Edit










This opportunity is flexble.


Minimum age due to nature of role and level of responsibilitiy
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 role 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: Agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed, eg public transport costs (on production of receipts), mileage at 45p/mile. Expenses are usually claimed monthly but can be claimed more frequently if required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 11 days ago