Greater Manchester Rehoming and Advice Unit

Foster Carer - Foster volunteer home visitor

Foster Volunteer Home Visitor

Are you great with people and passionate about helping pets?  Are looking for a chance to gain practical experience while helping Blue Cross help more pets? Blue Cross is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help recruit foster carers to look after Blue Cross pets in their own homes.


What you will be doing:

  • Carrying out home visits for potential new volunteer foster carers and assessing suitability for fostering Blue Cross pets
  • Providing advice to foster carers on settling in and caring for foster pets.
  • Completing relevant visit forms.
  • Reporting back to the centre or hospital on the outcome of home visits by phone or e-mail.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of owning or caring for pets.
  • The ability to work in a team or alone.
  • A willingness to follow Blue Cross policy
  • A confident approach with an ability to deal politely and respectfully with people
  • A full current driving licence and vehicle.
  • A personable and friendly manner.

Benefits to you:      

  • You’ll be helping Blue Cross to help pets have happy, healthy lives
  • You will help recruit Blue Cross volunteer foster carers to provide short term foster care to needed animals such as young puppies, and those recovering from illness or injury until they are able to find permanent new homes.
  • Develop skills and enhance your CV for a career in animal welfare
  • Join a great team of like-minded people

Time commitment: flexible, visits are organised at the convenience of the volunteer home visitor and the potential foster volunteer.