Foster Family


Title:  Foster Coordinator Volunteer

Reports to:  Adoptions Manager


Responsible for interacting with foster families regarding animals within their care.


  • Follow shelter procedures.
  • Recruit, train, and serve as primary contact for foster volunteers.
  • Facilitate movement of shelter animals into foster care.
  • Assure that all foster volunteers receive the necessary training and support to perform their foster care responsibilities.
  • Serve as main contact for all foster homes. Manage placement and care of all foster animals.  Coordinates movement of shelter animals into foster care.
  • Ensure that all foster animals have clear, appropriate photos before entering into the foster program.
  • Monitor health and behavior of animals in foster care.  Report and record in PetKey any important findings/issues to shelter management.
  • Coordinate booster vaccine, recheck and drop off times with foster volunteers.
  • Coordinate with Shelter Veterinarian to ensure that animals with more advanced medical checks/treatments are performed in a timely manner.
  • Counsel/demonstrate the management or solution for basic behavioral issues (with a focus on positive reinforcement techniques).  Consult with Shelter Enrichment Coordinator for a treatment plan for these issues.
  • Follow up with long term fosters regularly to ensure their satisfaction and compliance with our foster programs and services.
  • Uphold the shelter’s value and mission statement during all interactions with the public.
  • Ensure all foster locations and foster volunteer information is accurate in PetKey.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, and attend and/or assist in organizing special events pertinent to any foster programs.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must have excelling organizational skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of domestic animals including breeds, behavior, appropriate care and housing, common health problems and disease symptoms.


  • This is an off-site position.
  • Emotional Demands include:
    • Euthanasia.
    • Animal Abuse.
    • Animal neglect.

Required Commitment

20 hours per month with a 6-month minimum commitment.

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RCHS does not receive any support from the Humane Society of the United States. Nor do we receive any federal or state funding sources. We rely largely on donations, fundraisers and grants for our program activities. All donations are tax deductible