VOLUNTEER

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B.O.N.E.S. volunteers are the heart and backbone of our organization and provide a wide variety of tasks. Volunteers can commit to working at a one time Special Event or help out more often with fundraising, transports, or home visits. Some beagle lovers commit to an ongoing project such as providing a foster home. No matter how much time you have to give, B.O.N.E.S. will utilize your talents and appreciate your dedication.

Foster Homes - Urgent Need
Foster homes provide temporary care for adult beagles, puppies and beagles with special needs while B.O.N.E.S. works with beaglesadoption applicants to find a new, permanent home. B.O.N.E.S. is looking for a special person/family with a strong commitment, patience, and time. Duration of stay varies depending on the adoption process.

All those interested in becoming a B.O.N.E.S. foster home must first be approved as a B.O.N.E.S. volunteer. Following that approval, a separate foster home approval process - including an interview and a home visit - will be conducted. Approval of foster homes is at the discretion of the foster director.**

Transport
B.O.N.E.S. takes in beagles throughout the New England area from shelters, animal control officers and owner surrenders. Beagles need to be transported from one location to another. Sometimes these transports involve many volunteers and many legs of a trip. Occasionally overnight stays are needed. Time, patience, and a vehicle are a must for transportation of the beagles.

Home Visits
A B.O.N.E.S. volunteer screens each prospective adopter's home and new foster home by means of a home visit. The home visit consists of a trip to the prospective adopter's home or foster home and an interview with the family. After the home visit is completed, the volunteer completes an online form.

Adoption Counseling
B.O.N.E.S. volunteers that assist in this area work one-on-one with potential adopters as they go through the application and approval process. Adoption Counselors review information from foster homes to match beagles with appropriate approved adopters. They also follow up with new adopters to make sure all is going well.

sandi and the beaglesFund Raising/Special Events
Assist B.O.N.E.S. by spreading the word about our organization through outreach and community activities or volunteer to work on fundraising projects that are necessary to sustain our mission to help beagles.

Grant Writing
If you have written grants and are knowledgeable in this area, we can use your talents.

Clerical Duties
Write thank you notes, prepare mailings, stuff envelopes, data entry, etc.

We hope your volunteer experience with B.O.N.E.S. will be a rewarding one and we thank you for your interest in helping the beagles of New England! If you would like to join us, please fill out the online volunteer application. Or you can e-mail the Volunteer Director at: volunteers@bonesbeagles.org