Volunteer & Assistant Foster Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



1242 Lombard Street
United States


The Volunteer & Assistant Foster Coordinator is the primary liaison for volunteers at Morris Animal Refuge. The Coordinator will recruit, train, and maintain relationship with volunteers, along with assisting the Lifesaving Manager is oversight of the foster program.

Principal Duties:

  • Following all policies and procedures as well as working effectively, efficiently and in accordance with the organization’s policies.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Coordinate all volunteer activities (orientation, general weekly communications, etc), and animal handling training for volunteers
  • Assist with coordination and scheduling of volunteers for event support (adoption, fundraising, etc)
  • Conduct yearly review of volunteers to ensure appropriate waivers and training is up to date Maintain accurate and current volunteer records, both digitally and hardcopy 
  • Ability to assist with volunteer training and supervision at Morris Animal Refuge on a daily basis 
  • Primary contact for volunteers, to resolve issues and concerns both internally and externally, and to ensure a successful relationship between volunteers and staff
  • Timely and accurate data entry into applicable data bases, including but not limited to intakes (surrenders, strays, transfers) and outcomes (adoptions,transfers,return to owner, and euthanasia, etc.), and volunteer databases
  • Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to: data entry, typing, faxing, filing, emailing, answering multi line telephone, use of Excel and Word, etc.
  • The intent of this job description is to provide a representation and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Education Requirements and Qualifications

  • Affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the work place.
  • 1+ year of previous shelter experience preferred but not required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience, Abilities, and Qualities Desired

  • Ability and initiative, work with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner at all times.
  • Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance.
  • Strong problem solving skills -- focusing on finding solutions to problems and challenges.
  • Ability to lift and move objects and animals weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances and to humanely restrain an animal when necessary.
  • Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
  • Valid driver license with no record of convictions preferred.


Competitive wage and benefits will be commensurate with experience

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply



Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to info@morrisanimalrefuge.org.