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  • 1.  Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi All:
    For those of you who utilize fosters, how are you tracking their hours in an online volunteer scheduler?
    We are utilizing Volgistics for volunteer scheduling and to track volunteer hours (we are small and it works great for our needs), however I'm not sure how many volunteer hours  to add to time sheets for a foster. Technically, they have a pet for 24 hours days but that seems excessive. 

    Thanks for your input.
    Ann
    #FosterPrograms
    #PeopleManagement(includingVolunteerIntegration)

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    ann traynor-plowman
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  • 2.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted 4 days ago
    We don't track hours, instead, we track how many animals are in our foster program each month, how many foster homes we are using each month, and we separate out dogs in foster, cats in foster, puppies, and kittens. We also add all that up for the end-of-year board report and annual review. Hopefully, that helps!

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    Erin Ellis
    Community Engagement Director
    Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

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    Foster Program & Volunteer Management Specialist
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  • 3.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted 3 days ago
    Thank you for the info!

    Do yall distinguish volunteer hours by activity? We have all volunteer in Volgistics by activity. ie... Cattery, K9 Crew, ect... 

    Thanks!

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    ann traynor-plowman
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  • 4.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted 3 days ago
    We also use Volgistics for tracking volunteer hours. For every day an animal is in foster, the volunteer logs two hours of volunteer service. If they are fostering multiple animals (like a litter of kittens) or an animal with extensive medical needs, they log three volunteer hours. We also give fosters the option of logging their hours daily or once each week. 

    Hope this helps!

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    Caryn Fugatt
    Pope Memorial Humane Society - Cocheco Valley
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  • 5.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted 3 days ago
    We discussed this and decided to have fosters add hours for care-feeding, cleaning, socializing, etc each day





  • 6.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted yesterday
    Great! Thank you for your feedback. This sounds reasonable.

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    ann traynor-plowman
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  • 7.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted 3 days ago
    At San Diego Humane Society, we use 3 hours per day per animal with a max of 10 hours per day.

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    Stacey Zeitlin
    San Diego Humane Society
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  • 8.  RE: Tracking Foster Volunteer Hours

    Posted yesterday
    Great! Thank y so much for your input. 
    Seeing how others do do this makes it easier.
    Thanks again!
    Ann

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    ann traynor-plowman
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