The Foster & Volunteer Support Crew represents one of the most crucial roles in the success and positive public perception of The Rescue Crew. In many cases, you will be the face of the organization. On this crew you will be primarily responsible for providing support to our foster base - establishing and nurturing relationships with the foster homes and potential adopters to learn about their capabilities and animals they're interested in fostering, and their current foster animals in their care. You will also be contacting potential adopters to discuss their adoption interest and conducting post adoption conversations to follow-up with adopters in an effort to provide ongoing support and do our best to help ensure appropriate and proper placement of the animals we place to reduce potential risks of returns by providing proactive support and tips to assist individuals when bringing a new animal into the home.
Volunteer Positions Include:
This role is responsible for onboarding new fosters. Job responsibilities include:
Processing Foster Questionnaires (conducting public background checks, landlord and vet checks as necessary).
Sending welcome and introductory emails to new fosters
Ensuring new and existing fosters are aware of the support available to them
Assigning a support team (crew & vetting coordinator) to new fosters and updating data and contact information where needed
Must have a computer and proficient computer skills Approximate time commitment: 2-3 hours per week
This role is responsible for onboarding new volunteers. Job responsibilities include:
Processing Volunteer Questionnaires (conducting public background checks)
Contacting, by phone, new volunteers
Discussing the needs of the organization and volunteer opportunities with interested volunteers and connecting them to the appropriate people within the rescue to get them engaged and helping in our lifesaving mission.
Must have a computer and proficient computer skills. Must have good people skills and enjoy speaking with new people. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Crew Member Coordinator (multiple positions)
Foster-to-Adopt Program Coordinator
Boarding & Training Support Coordinator
The Rescue Crew will strive to set ourselves apart from other organizations by maintaining both proactive and reactive support and communication with our team members, fosters, volunteers and prospective and past adopters (maintaining an “Adopters Welcome” way of thinking and conducting business).
Adopters Welcomephilosophy: This way of thinking is an approach to adoptions that embraces community members, encourages them to adopt, and helps them and their pets succeed. The approach also acknowledges the connection among all local animal welfare organizations and the impact adoptions, or lack thereof, can have on all of the animals in the communities in which we serve. The approach builds on new ways of thinking and working to reduce barriers to adoptions that sometimes exist within the animal rescue/welfare community. For more information, please visit: https://www.animalsheltering.org/page/adopters-welcome-manual
In general, this means establishing and nurturing new relationships, maintain ongoing dialogue and building upon existing relationships, and conducting post-adoption conversations to follow-up with adopters in an effort to provide ongoing support and do our best to ensure appropriate and proper placement of our animals we place and reduce potential risks of returns by providing proactive support and tips to assist individuals when bringing a new animal into the home.
Communications and the nurturing of relationships will be handled through a variety of mediums, such as texts, private/instant messaging, Facebook friending and posting, emails and telephone conversations (but the preferred and most often beneficial communication is through personal contact—either in person or through telephone conversations).