How to Recruit and Maintain a Large Volunteer/Foster Program

Building an Effective & Large Volunteer/Foster Program:

Volunteers are key to the pets alive/no kill mission of saving homeless animals. Learn how to recruit, build, and maintain a solid volunteer program for your animal shelter or rescue group in this 47 minute video presentation with Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Austin Pets Alive!

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  1. I’d like to enroll as a volunteer or in the foster program. Please let me know what are the steps for that. thank you

    • Hi Lissette, Fantastic! Please check with your local rescue or shelter to find out what they require. Some have simple sign-ups, some have applications and a formal training program. More lives can be saved when people volunteer – thanks for being the change!

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