Cat Fosterers' Volunteer Support Officer
This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.
The post holder’s responsibility is to support volunteer fosterers in their duties by:
1. Visiting potential fosterers in their own homes to assess suitability to care for RSPCA cats and kittens
2. Visiting volunteer fosterers who have cats/kittens in their care on a weekly basis or more often in emergencies.
3. Arranging any necessary veterinary appointments with the Animal Hospital outreach clinic, the hospital itself or designated local private veterinary practices for follow up care, vaccinations or medical intervention.
4. Ensuring that fosterers keep up acceptable standards of cleanliness and any medication is administered correctly.
5. Distributing food and other equipment to fosterers
6. Transporting cats/kittens to and from fosterers' homes to vet appointments, to other fosterers or to the cattery used by the branch (currently in the Stockport area).
7. Attend the branch's monthly evening meetings on the last Thursday of each month - during the Coronavirus-19 restrictions on use of Stalybridge Fire Station's Community room we now meet via google meets at 7pm - 8pm.
8. Take part in branch fundraising events on an ad hoc basis.
As Volunteer Fosterers’ Support Officer you should:
a) Have relevant experience in the care and management of animals
b) Have an understanding of nursing or veterinary standards necessary for the care of young or sick animals
c) Be experienced in managing people.
d) Be knowledgeable of the animal welfare act and its requirements for animals in care.
e) Have access to a private vehicle eg car, van, motorcycle and a clean driving licence.
f) Be able to accept telephone calls from fosterers at any time.
g) Be confident and diplomatic when informing fosterers that they are not performing well and offer further training to improve their skills or when explaining that their services are no longer required.