Every year thousands of rabbits find themselves in our Blue Cross centres. They get all the love of our Centre teams but it’s not like being in a real home. Our foster carers open their homes and hearts to rabbits who really do need a home environment. By providing a loving home our rabbit fosterers help rabbits stay happy and relaxed whilst waiting for their forever family. Fostering is hugely rewarding but it take a special kind of person. We provide full training and ongoing support and all costs are covered. If you’d like to help a rabbit whilst they wait for their forever home this role could be for you.Volunteer role – Rabbit Foster Carer – Indoor & Outdoor Rabbits Volunteer manager – Volunteer Coordinator Where you will be based – Home Why we want you Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross for help since 1897. Each year, thousands of dogs, cats, small pets, and horses turn to the Charity’s animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and support. Our Indoor Rabbit foster volunteers help thousands of rabbits each year by providing support, care, and love in a safe and calm setting, helping them on their journey to find new homes. You could be part of this amazing team and directly help the many pets in our care. What you will be doing Caring for Blue Cross rabbits in your own home until they can be rehomed Providing all the care they need – feeding, cleaning, socialising, grooming and giving medication and enrichment. This may also include following behaviour programmes Transporting your animal to/from a Blue Cross site or vets as required Giving observations and feedback on your foster rabbit including filling in assessments, diaries and feedback forms, providing photos and videos for our website and potential adopters The skills you need Previous experience of handling and caring for rabbits is preferred, or a keen interest in learning Access to a car to undertake journeys to and from a Blue Cross site and vets A quiet, safe and reasonable sized spare room away from other animals Willingness to learn and follow Blue Cross procedures and undertake training provided The ability to provide timely and regular communication with our foster teams through phone or email Time to dedicate towards caring for, grooming and socialising your rabbit What’s in it for you You’ll be helping rabbits to have happy, healthy lives You’ll be able to enjoy caring for a pet without a long-term commitment You will be helping to give our rabbits the chance of a new start in life You’ll gain practical skills, experience and access to a dedicated Blue Cross ARK training programme You’ll join a great team of like-minded people You’ll be provided with all equipment and supplies, including travel costs Disclaimer Fostering is a flexible process, but you need to be able to volunteer for a long enough period for rabbits to settle in a new environment. You need to be 18 or over for this role. Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from eligible volunteers regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.
Closing date 31st August 2022
Please click here for more information https://volunteer.bluecross.org.uk/opportunities