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-Provide a loving, nurturing environment for the dog.
-Book and bring the dog to vet appointments.
-Provide some basic training (e.g. house training, crate training, basic commands, leash walks, etc.).
-Pick up the dog's supplies.
-Attend meet and greets with potential adopters.
-There are no financial costs to foster. All vet and medication expenses and supplies (dog bed, food, crate, leash, collar, toys, pee pads, etc.) are covered by HTDR.
-HTDR provides continuous support to fosters through their assigned foster, medical and adoption coordinators.
-HTDR's foster community is connected through social media to provide support, suggestions and resources.
-HTDR works with fosters to match them with dogs that meet their preferences (size, age, temperament, etc.)
-Accepting a rescue dog is voluntary and fosters determine their availability.
-If a placement is not working out, an alternate foster will be found as quickly as possible.
-Assistance with transportation of dog and supplies can sometimes be arranged.
Frequently Asked Questions
-Fostering typically lasts 3 to 15 weeks, depending on the needs of the dog.
-Foster homes can have children and other pets. Pet vaccinations must be up-to-date.
-Condos and apartments are welcome as foster homes once it is verified that dogs are allowed in the building.
-HTDR currently has fosters in Toronto and several regions around the GTA. Please note that veterinarian partners are mostly located in Toronto and around the GTA.
-Planning to travel? No problem. Fostering works around your schedule.
Our Humane Education Volunteer Team plays a vital role in representing the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society in schools and the local communities we support across the province.
This is a flexible role that gives you the chance to get involved in lots of different activities.
Each activity helps to raise awareness and fosters empathy, promotes a sense of responsibility, and inspires connection with animals and the environment.
As this is a varied role, you might get involved in any, or all, of the following:
Delivering presentations (30-75 minutes in length) primarily to local schools, however, this could be extended to community groups.
The content for presentations will cover the Ontario SPCA mission and reflect humane education`s goal to inspire compassion, empathy, and respect for all animals.
Attend community events hosted by the organization or other community partners, as a representative of the Ontario SPCA, for example hosting an information booth at a local event or activity.
Raising awareness of our work by utilizing your personal and professional contacts.
- Positive role model
- Have a good working knowledge of PowerPoint, Google Classroom, and other presentation software
- Ability to clearly communicate instructions to participants
- Enjoy working with youth
- Ability to stand for periods of time and comfortable conversing with the public
- Desire to learn more about animal well-being and our Humane Education programs
- Ability to provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Clearance -VSC Comfortable interacting and engaging with children
- A vehicle in good working order will be required for this role
- Previous teaching, presenting or experience working in a school setting would be helpful
We recognize the time contribution of being a volunteer. Therefore, we support a customized approach to your schedule to best suit your availability.
During our onboarding process, we will capture your time preferences and availability. We are always looking for individuals who are dependable and responsible.
This role is flexible, each volunteer will be travelling within their local community, with a focus of presenting to schools.
Anywhere from eight to twenty hours a month is expected for this role.
*Mileage reimbursement is NOT available for this role; therefore, we do our very best to schedule presentations within a 25km radius of your community.
Supervision and Support
As a Humane Education Volunteer, you will be supported by Ontario SPCA Humane Education staff.
This staff partner will provide you with training for your specific role, your schedule, and any required administration, feedback or updates.
The Volunteer Development Team will always be available to offer support and guidance.
You will also have direct access to our online communities, where you can find organizational updates, and contact information for your staff partners.
At Revera, we’re so thankful to have dedicated volunteers working in our communities. Whether our volunteers are supporting recreation activities, helping out at a special event, or offering companionship to a resident, these acts of volunteerism and kindness make a big difference in the lives of the people who call Revera home. Inquire today about how you can get involved.
• Assist with recreation activities & events
• Support with meals & dining experience
• Participate in organized programs & clubs
• Develop relationships & visit with seniors
Tags has been helping rehome animals for over 30 years. TAGS Mission is to provide rehoming and medical care to displaced companion animals and to support the community in the areas of humane education, behavior counselling, the promotion of responsible pet ownership and meeting the needs of animals.
We are looking for volunteers since our charity is run 100% by volunteers. Please check out our Facebook page or our website to inquire/apply for volunteer opportunities at https://animalguardian.org/
Coordinate the foster recruitment process from end to end
Conduct the final foster interview and home visit (virtual or in-person)
Make the decision on whether to accept the applicant into the TAGS foster program
Onboard the new foster
- Manage andmaintain the foster tracker in Google Docs
- Facilitate Foster Orientations for new fosters. This is an interactive session that can be held in-person at TAGs or virtually. Fosters are required to attend orientation - it’s not optional.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficient with Email, Google Docs etc.
Clean water and food dishes, cages * ensure animals have fresh food, water * socialize with cats and kittens * talk to potential adopters and others about cats, cat issues, adoption. If interested in volunteering please complete the more detailed application at avacats.org.
Groom * feed and care for animals * clean stables and stalls * lead small animals
Walk beside horse during lesson * groom, tack and untack horse * clean up after lesson
Under supervision feed horses * clean stalls, tack, saddle pads, blankets and water buckets daily * sweep stables and hay barn
Barn work * muck out stalls, replace straw, dump wheelbarrows * keep equipment clean and sweep barn floors
Administration * maintain daily logs and animal care records * communicate with Barn Manager about concerns * advocate for Pegasus to attract sponsors and volunteers
Safety Note: As a sanctuary, physical contact with the monkeys is extremely limited. We respect their space and only interact with them on their terms through their enclosures to provide enrichment, support and comfort."
Organize and deliver tours at WindReach Farm * wagon ride, farm and/or stable tour * sensory trail, wool demonstrations and more
*Ensure new adoption centre volunteer applications are responded to*schedule orientations for potential new volunteers as well as shadow shifts*ensure new volunteers are given appropriate training materials*add volunteers to our volunteer chat or google groups*send volunteer information to administrator for database*schedule volunteers as appropriate*send out emails as appropriate and needed to volunteer group, new policies, open shifts*outline expectations for adoption centre volunteers* liase with adoption coordinator at location re issues