Care and Feeding of Foster Families
About this Webinar
Because foster parents are members of both the volunteer and operations teams, it’s sometimes unclear how to best meet their needs and to ensure they’re able to provide high quality care. Foster programs are a critical element of any organization’s strategy to save more animal lives.
Join us for a discussion about the best practices needed to keeping foster parents engaged and satisfied with their experience. By the end of this webinar, you can develop an understanding about:
- Finding the right foster families
- Training them to be effective caregivers
- Providing ongoing support, including managing, cultivating and retaining foster volunteers
Anyone who regularly works with foster care providers or who is looking to build or expand their existing foster program will benefit from this 60-minute webinar.
Using Volunteers as Case Managers for Foster Animals (including guidelines & samples)
Senior Director of Volunteer Engagement, Humane Society of the United States
Before joining The HSUS in 2011, Hilary Hager spent 11 years managing volunteers and other programs for two shelters in Washington state. In her current role, she shares her expertise on training, managing and retaining volunteers with agencies all across the country. Hager is passionate about engaging volunteers in meaningful work to make the world a more humane place.
Kara Main-Hester, Ph.D
Strategic Advisor, City of Seattle
As former manager of volunteer programs and fundraising at the Seattle Animal Shelter, Kara Main-Hester leveraged the support of volunteers, foster parents and local businesses to build diverse programs such as donations, marketing, direct animal care and enrichment, strategic direction and community engagement. During that time, she also converted the shelter’s training programs to focus on positive, scientifically based techniques that rehabilitated hundreds of dogs.
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