Foster Care Volunteer

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Foster Care Volunteer | Positions Available: 35

Foster Care volunteers are guardian angels to thousands of BC SPCA animals in need. Whether an animal is injured, abandoned or underage foster care save lives. Foster volunteers provide a temporary safe place for some of our most vulnerable animals to thrive. When we receive animals that are not ready for adoption, we rely on our dedicated foster volunteers to provide care for them in their homes. Our foster volunteers can foster as often as they are able, whether that is every few months or as the needs arises, this is a flexible opportunity where our volunteers can choose when they can help. Types of foster opportunities and commitment length: We never quite know what animals will need foster care, it can range from an animal needing a few days of care to weeks of recovery. Below is a guide for some of the more common foster placements and the length of commitment required. Please note that these times may vary depending on the animal. Foster Classification Time commitment Sick and Injured animals 1-8 weeks Shy and under socialized animals 1-8 weeks Mom and nursing animals 8-14 weeks Bottle feeding animals 5-12 weeks Pregnant animals 8-16 weeks Animals in quarantine 2-6 weeks Compassion placements 1 week-6 months Emergency placements 1-8 weeks Requirements of the role: -19+ years of age to complete an application -Landlord approval if you are renting -A room with a closing door and windows where you can provide a quiet, designated space for your foster animal -Access to transportation to bring your foster animals to appointments, treatments and weigh-ins at the local BC SPCA or veterinary clinics -Ability to spend time with your foster animal and monitor their health and wellbeing What the BC SPCA provides: -Guidance and support in providing the best care for your foster animal -Food, treats and feeding supplies -Toys, blankets, kennels, brushes and any other supplies need to provide optimum care -Medical care and expenses are provided at the discretion of the local BC SPCA manager