Wildlife Centre Volunteer - Grounds & Maintenance

  • VO85675


Description

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Our National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross is the only one of its kind in the country. The SSPCA look after thousands of wildlife casualties every year, rehabilitating and releasing them back into the wild whenever possible.

The SSPCA are needing extra help to keep our grounds looking good year round. This would be ideal for someone who enjoys gardening and a spot of DIY. The SSPCA are looking for a commitment of 4-5 hours per week from the volunteer.

The prospective volunteer can expect to be: Mowing/ strimming the grass; Planting; Weeding; Wood chipping; Painting e.g fences; Occasional ad-hoc repair work e.g outbuildings.

The volunteer should ideally: have a good understanding of health & safety at work; experience in practical gardening; plus knowledge of how to maintain tools and equipment. Practical experience of making minor repairs to outbuildings; as well as being a self-motivated and reliable individual. This oppurtunity is only for those over the age of 16.

Organisation aims and objectives

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Over almost two centuries, we’ve grown to become a national charity which celebrates the strength of the human-animal bond and enriches the lives of animals and people. We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship We bring those who abuse animals to justice We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome We are Scotland’s animal champions. Investigating abuse across Scotland, we’re proud to be at the forefront of preventing cruelty to animals. As the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office, our inspectors enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. We are a completely separate charity from the RSPCA, which helps animals in England and Wales. Donations are vital because we receive no government funding.

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Flexible working. The SSPCA are looking for a commitment of 4-5 hours per week from the volunteer.

Frequency and commitment details

The SSPCA are looking for a commitment of 4-5 hours per week from the volunteer.

Restrictions

16+
Experience required: The volunteer should ideally: have a good understanding of health & safety at work; experience in practical gardening; plus knowledge of how to maintain tools and equipment. Practical experience of making minor repairs to outbuildings; as well as being a self-motivated and reliable individual.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Standard induction with Volunteer Development Manager. Training with senior member of the Team. Support always available from staff team.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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