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  • Area Organiser (Fife)
    with Pet Fostering Service Scotland (This is not a Fife-based organisation).

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO75078 - Created/last updated: 09/07/2019


    About this opportunity:Are you passionate about animal welfare? Join us and play a vital role in supporting owners and pets facing an emergency situation by coordinating (by phone or e-mail) pet foster placements in your area.
    PFSS provides short term foster care for pets whose owners are temporarily unable to care for them.

    Area Organisers play a key role in delivering this vital service by receiving requests for fostering, assessing these for suitability and placing the pet with a local fosterer.

    Other tasks include:
    Coordinating collection and transport of the pet
    Monitoring the financing of the pet’s food and vet care costs
    Keeping up-to-date records of each fostering
    Keeping in contact with and supporting pet fosterers in your area
    Promoting PFSS and helping to recruit foster carers in your area
    Building relationships with local social work departments, vets and other agencies

    If you are an animal lover who wants to develop new skills and be part of a team making a difference to pets and owners across Scotland, then we'd love to hear from you!

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Information guide detailing PFSS policies and procedures Induction meeting and initial training Buddying with an experienced Area Organiser Ongoing support from National Coordinator Update training as required
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Any agreed out of pocket expenses which are incurred whilst carrying out this volunteer role will be reimbursed on production of appropriate receipts, in line with the PFSS Volunteer Expenses Policy. Expenses are usually claimed monthly but can be claime

    Experience required:A passion for improving outcomes for pets and owners in emergency situations Excellent telephone skills & ability to handle calls from distressed callers with empathy & compassion Basic IT skills Ability to problem solve & carry out volunteer role without

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis role is home-based and is predominantly carried out via telephone and email.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
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