We offer the following volunteer options: volunteer at an event; plan/chair a fundraiser; and transport animals to vet appointments. Right now we hold two adoption events each month, on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. We also participate in a variety of community events. All events provide volunteers with set up and break down opportunities. In addition, we need volunteers to provide transportation for rescue animals to and from events, transportation to and from veterinary visits, etc.
If interested in fostering a rescue animal or volunteering at EBARR, simply fill out our Foster Application & Agreement or Volunteer Application & Agreement and email the completed forms back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We only accept volunteers at the age of 16 or older. In addition to filling out the application and agreement, volunteers between the age of 16 and 18 must also have a parent's signature on these forms.
Animals provide countless hours of entertainment and enrichment. Many families love the idea of fostering so they can teach their children the value of learning to responsibly care for an animal. Fostering improves the socialization of our rescue animals and greatly increases adoption opportunities by preparing these rescues for a loving forever family.
Your main obligations for fostering a rescue animal are to: (1) provide food, shelter, love, and socialization to the animal in your care; (2) deliver and pick up your foster for adoption events; and (3) deliver and pick up your foster for scheduled veterinary visits or clinics. NOTE: Keep in mind that fostering is not all fun, all the time. It is a job. Our organization needs dependable fosters who can be counted upon to provide for a rescue animal until it is adopted. This time frame can be a few weeks to a few months, or longer if the animal becomes ill. Please remember that our ability to save animals is based on the number of fosters we have available. It is very difficult for us to find a last-minute foster placement if you decide that caring for the animal is too much work.
No, we provide all animal supplies, veterinary care, etc. There is no cost to you!
Of course! We just ask that you allow us to complete a home inspection to assess that all animals in your home will get along with the foster and be safe. Please note that we do not allow our fosters to care for animals from other rescues (or other independent sources) when an EBARR animal is under their care as illnesses can be unintentionally passed between animals.
Follow the communication protocol provided to you by your foster coordinator. The process includes all steps for appropriate escalation to ensure your foster gets timely medical care.
Your commitment to EBARR is that you provide care for the animal until it is adopted. Participation in adoption events and promoting on social media (EBARR and personal accounts) is highly encouraged as it greatly increases the chances of the rescue animal being adopted. The more engaged you are in the process (e.g., creating a bio and taking good pictures), the faster your foster will get adopted.
EBARR understands that you know your foster the best. As such, you approve the adopter after we've determined that our organizational requirements have been met. If that adopter happens to be you, there is no issue. (In the rescue industry, this is fondly referred to as a "foster fail.")