The branch is almost entirely run by volunteers so they need someone to act as a central contact point for current and potential volunteers. In this role, you will welcome new volunteers to the branch/centre and co-ordinate the volunteer effort and explain voluntary opportunities that exist.
As far as possible, you will what volunteers would like to do to help the branch/centre with the need for volunteer help.
You'll also keep and maintain a register of volunteers. and stay in regular contact with volunteers, to ensure that volunteers feel included and an important part of the effort.
You'll give regular feedback to volunteers on achievements, for instance, number of animals homed and amounts of money raised.
Other activities include:
* Organising regular volunteer liaison meetings and / or visits in order to keep volunteer morale and motivation high, thereby increasing volunteer retention.
* Arranging attendance for volunteers on training courses covering the work that the volunteer will be undertaking on behalf of the branch/centre, which should include, as a minimum, a volunteer induction course.
* In conjunction with the branch health & safety trustee or branch manager, ensure that each volunteer is familiar with and follows the appropriate health & safety policy and guidelines relating to the type of activity they will be undertaking.
* Working with the branch secretary, the re-homing co-ordinator, the fundraising co-ordinator and other committee members or centre staff as appropriate to arrange the recruitment and placement of volunteers.
* Working on new ways in which volunteers can help and support the branch.
* Attending appropriate national Society training courses as and when necessary.
What are they looking for?
Good interpersonal skills for the smooth facilitation of activities including explaining opportunities. IT skills to keep volunteers and opportunities up to date. Proactive, such as with keeping in regular contact with volunteers. Initiative to come up with improvements. Teamwork skills to support volunteer recruitment and other aspects. A passion for the RSPCA. Experience in volunteer management or a similar area is desirable.
Working hours are flexible depending on your availability.
When: Any day/time
Age requirements: Over 18
Alleyne Lodge, Knapp Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QH
About RSPCA Cheltenham and East Gloucestershire
The branch provides food, shelter and medical care for rescued animals until they can be found suitable new homes. They rehome dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other small animals from their rehoming centre on the edge of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Thanks to a network of local volunteers and homecheckers, they can rehome our animals to any area of the UK.
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