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It takes a special kind of person to dedicate even a small portion of their time to help an animal in need. B.O.N.E.S. was built by volunteers who had the desire to save beagles in need and still today, our volunteers are the heart and backbone of our organization. Volunteers can commit to working at special events or help with fundraising, transports, or home visits. Some beagle lovers commit to an ongoing project such as providing a foster home or becoming an adoption counselor. If you have the desire to help beagles in our region, 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, the young and the not so young, beagles looking for a new life 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.

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.

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 their report online.

B.O.N.E.S. OutreachClerical Duties
Write thank you notes, prepare mailings, stuff envelopes, data entry, etc.

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.

Fundraising/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.

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