we are always looking for the right volunteers
Join our team! We offer both hands-off and remote volunteer opportunities for anyone who is looking to create a positive change for dogs in the world!
NOTE that if you are interested in fostering a dog to use the BLUE button – this is a longer form with specific questions about fostering a dog.
Volunteer Job Descriptions
The Foster Department is the heart of our operations! As a foster coordinator, you may specialize in any of the aspects below, depending on your availability, and abilities.
Screen new foster applicants, both through reviewing written applications and conduct phone interviews and virtual home visits. You would help make decisions on the suitability of applicants, and work with the foster manager and other volunteer coordinators. This position requires a computer, phone and internet connection, and a commitment of 10 hours per week.
You would be the first point of contact for our foster parent volunteers and liaise between the fosters and other departments. You would be fielding questions about dog behaviour, helping coordinate temporary and permanent foster moves, and regularly following up with fosters. You would be assigned a ‘foster squad’. Training, email templates and guidance are all provided! This position requires a computer, phone and internet connection, and approximately of 20 hours per week.
You would ensure web bios and web photos have been submitted for foster dogs after intakes. You would also monitor that behaviour updates are being filled out by the foster parents. You would also edit and prep the public facing dog bios for the website! This position requires a computer and internet connection, and approximately of 5-10 hours per week, with a heavier work load immediately after an intake.
Foster Move Coordinator
You would find and coordinate the placement when there is a request for a foster dog moves, temporary placement, and one-off owner surrenders. You would work closely with the foster manager and coaches. You would use the FETCH database and spreadsheets to organize the inventory of available fosters. This position requires a computer and internet connection, and a commitment of approximately of 10 hours per week.
You can be a foster parent and also a volunteer coordinator in any of our departments. In fact we LOVE it when our foster parents decide to get even more involved. Qualifying as a foster home is a separate application process from general volunteers. Please visit redemptionpaws.org/foster to start that process.
Love admin but hate talking to people? If that’s your jam, then we could use you here! Talking on the phone is definitely NOT required!
As a vetting coordinator you would be part of a team of other vetting coordinators and are the first point of contact for our foster home volunteers. You would work under the supervision of the Vetting Manager, and would communicate with other departments and managers as needed. Training, email templates, and procedures are provided! This position requires 10 – 20 hours per week, depending on how many aspects you are involved in.
● Administrative work, using FETCH database, Google sheets, and Gmail.
● Answering emails from foster parents, monitoring for any changes in wellness, and flagging to the manager or other department managers where necessary
● Basic triaging and guidance on common ailments
● Working as a collaborative team to ensure the wellbeing of Redemption Paws’ dogs, and readying them for adoption
Details Coming soon!
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However we rely heavily on email, Facebook, and Slack to communicate internally. We also use Signal for event-specific day of communications.
We are foster-based, which means we do not have a physical shelter.
Please check if you are in our adoption radius before applying.
Due to the lack of history on our dogs, we can not place them in homes with children under 12 years of age.
We do not have a contact phone number as we are not a 9 to 5 shelter.
We reserve the right not to respond to applications that do not meet our adoption criteria.
We get a high volume of correspondences, please be patient!
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