Wildlife Centre Volunteer – Receptionist

  • VO85676


Description

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

The SSPCA need help to look after the busy reception area. Volunteers wil be the first point of contact for members of the public (post covid-19 restrictions) and the Animal Rescue Officers and will admit injure wildlife patients to the Centre, updating the wildlife database with their details.
Other duties include answering calls, accepting donations, keeping the reception area well-stocked and tidy and general administrative tasks as directed by the Centre management.

The SSPCA are offering 3 different shifts 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm-9pm and the reception will be open 7 days a week. The SSPCA request for a minimum commitment of 1 shift per week.

Ideally, volunteers will be: friendly and welcoming; have practical admin experience; a will to learn appropriate I.T packages; and are self-motivated and reliable. Volunteers have to be over 16 years old.

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.

Availability

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Flexible working, but minimum of one shift per week commitment is desirable.

Restrictions

Volunteers have to be over 16 years old.
Experience required: Ideally, volunteers will be: friendly and welcoming; have practical admin experience; a will to learn appropriate I.T packages; and are self-motivated and reliable. Volunteers have to be over 16 years old.
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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