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Dog Foster Home Coordinator

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Transform A Street Dog
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San Leandro, CA
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Published 2 months ago
Dog Foster Home Coordinator

**This is a Virtual opportunity but you should have some connection to Ukraine so that you qualify to join online Ukrainian expat communities. **

Are you interested in having a direct impact on the lives of street dogs from the comfort of your own home? We have a unique opportunity for you to help street dogs in Kyiv, Ukraine. In Ukraine, thousands of homeless dogs roam the streets. Many are sick or injured, do not have any food to eat. To make matters worse, stray dogs are always in danger of being poisoned or killed in the streets by a notorious group called, “dog hunters.”  Ukraine does not have any organized animal control systems, and volunteer foster homes are an unknown concept. 

In this role you will help us recruit foster volunteers from expat  groups and other websites for expats. We will train you, and you will shadow an experienced coordinator until you are comfortable with the process.

We are always looking for foster home volunteers in Kyiv. Foster homes are crucial for many dogs in our street dog rehabilitation program. Dogs can become stuck at outdoor kennels for years or even for their lifetime, if someone doesn’t give them a chance to live in a home. Competition for finding a permanent home for a rescue dog in Ukraine is fierce, so dogs already living in a home are much more likely to be adopted than those at outdoor shelters. 

This role can all be done in your pajamas, from your own living room (virtually), and at your convenience. If you are still interested, please read on…


Duties

  • Should live in Ukraine, or have previously lived in Ukraine and qualify to become a member of online expat communities.
  • Recruit foster volunteers (we will train you, and give you ideas on how to do this.)
  • Interview and approve volunteers (interviews usually take 30-60 minutes and are done via phone.) Volunteers are usually Americans/Western Europeans living in Kyiv, Ukraine and speak English.
  • Coordinate with Caretaker and Foster to deliver dog to their new temporary home.
  • Coordinate with Adoptions Coordinator and dog’s Case Manager on dog’s status and updates. 
  • Check In with foster about needs; arrange trainer, crate, money transfers for foster when needed.
  • Have experience making marketing collages in photo editing programs such as PicMonkey or be willing to learn. We can provide training. 


Qualifications:

  • 3 to 6 month commitment. 
  • Have some connection to or knowledge about Eastern Europe and have some understanding of the street dog crises in undeveloped countries.  
  • Must be a self-starter, personable and a networker; must be able to think creatively about how to recruit volunteers.
  • Friendly people-person, organized and dependable.
  • Must like talking to people on the phone; must be comfortable reaching out to strangers.
  • Must have personal experience either owning a dog (if you are working on a dog application) or owning a cat (if you are working on a cat application.)


Systems Access:

Must have a Facebook account and be comfortable posting and messaging on Facebook; must have or be able to download Facebook messenger, Viber, Whats App and Telegram as needed. Must be a member of InterNations or be willing to create an account.

**This is a Virtual opportunity but you should have some connection to Ukraine so that you qualify to join online Ukrainian expat communities. **

Are you interested in having a direct impact on the lives of street dogs from the comfort of your own…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
15057 Dewey St, San Leandro, CA 94579, USA

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