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Volunteers make a real difference to local pet owners and promote positive animal welfare. Decide whether a pet is suitable for PFSS care and place the animal in a suitable registered foster home. Build relationships with local volunteer foster carers and professionals, for example social workers. Monitor the progress of pets in foster care. Coordinate the return of pets to their owners.
Supervise and help to recruit foster carers in their area. Keep in regular contact with registered foster carers.
Clarify arrangements for collection and transport of the pet and financing food, vet costs, etc, whilst in care. Keep accurate and up to date records of each fostering.
Publicise PFSS and establish links with the relevant agencies, for example, health, social work, police, vetinary, etc. Ensure the goodwill of other animal related organisations and commercial organisations, for example, kennels and catteries.
Our experience is that successful applicants have a suitable background which provides the necessary experience. They also need a good degree of pet empathy.
Suitable backgrounds include, but are not limited to medical receptionist, NHS staff, veterinary staff, social work staff, kennel receptionist etc
What is a Receptionist Volunteer?
A Receptionist Volunteer helps Alloa Community Enterprises by greeting, Meeting, and dealing with customers/clients who visits our store.
What’s in it for you?
o Volunteering as part of a team in a fun and dynamic environment
o A chance to share your ideas and skills.
o Learn and develop new skills
o Meeting and greeting customers/clients
o Booking furniture deliveries and pickups
o Keeping excel spreadsheet up to date and accurate
o Carrying out small admin task
o Keeping the reception area tidy
o Answering and forwarding phone calls
o Sorting and distributing post
This role will suit people who
o Can communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with
o staff, other volunteers, and members of the public
o Can communicate and engage with people of all ages, races, cultures and abilities
o Are a reliable, confident, and responsible individual, with enthusiasm and
o effective interpersonal skills
o Can cope with the duties and responsibilities of the role and the
o Have a patient and approachable manner
o Are able follow guidelines/instructions
How can you help victims and witnesses of crime?
Being a victim or a witness of crime can be a confusing and stressful experience for many people. Victim Support Scotland (VSS) volunteers provide a webchat and telephone service which can provide support and answer queries to those who approach us.
What will I be doing?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system via webchat.
• Talk to people affected by crime via phone calls and web chat
• Update our database record system
• Link service users with other organisations
• Provide relevant support and information to anyone affected by crime
• Promote VSS’ services
What benefits will I receive?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• All reasonable expenses paid
• The offer of a reference for future work
• The knowledge that you are providing help to an organisation that helps others
• The opportunity to grow your skills personally and professionally
Hi, this is a great opportunity to use your IT and marketing skills. We currently use wordpress, facebook and mailchimp to advertise our stalls and work. We have a marketing strategy in place and we really need help delivering it. As an organisation, we don’t have the skills to take our IT and marketing strategy any further, so we would be looking for you to have a really hands on approach to taking it forward with guidance from current members in terms of material to use.
We are thinking you are currently a student on a digital marketing course looking for hands on experience or maybe you work, or have worked, in that field and have time to spare. The commitment would be a couple of hours a week throughout the year.
You will learn lots about allotments, growing food locally and cooking with seasonal, locally grown produce. We are a friendly bunch of people who are enthusiastic about encouraging people to eat more fruit and veg, to grow their own, to reduce food miles and to reduce food waste from allotment sites.
For further details please contact Cath Pilley at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer assistant dealing with front of house, admin, research and general duties.
Every year Orkney Library has visitors to the archive who ask about relatives or ancestors who they know have been stationed in Orkney during a war. The library has not always been able to help them with any information. However they are now putting together a database of wartime service personnel from the library archives. This will be an important historical archive and resource which will help relatives to make a connection to their families wartime service. The library is looking for a volunteer who can help with this fascinating and important role.
The role will involve Searching the archive computer database for archive items, making database entries of all service personnel mentioned in the item and including the archive references. Ideally the volunteer will have an interest in history, can read copperplate writing (or have a go at least), and won't mind some repetitive work. Training will include an induction to the library archive and trainiing in the use of Microsoft Access if needed.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Lucy Gibbon at Orkney Library and Archive on 873 166 extension 3023/4 or Rob McGregor at VAO on 872 897.
General telephone and reception duties
Opening and recording incoming mail
Recording and posting outgoing mail
Typing and filing
Supporting in the maintenance of records – secure shredding
Any other reasonable duties as agreed with the Nursery Manager
Working from The Centre, Livingston or our administration office in Craigshill, Livingston:
• Assisting with filing and scanning membership documentation
• Preparing loan application packs for approval by Loan Committee
• Answering the telephone
• Processing members’ transactions
• Dealing with members’ queries
• Supporting volunteers on the Front Desk (dealing directly with members)
• Supporting administrative staff
A Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer will be on hand to deal with wheelchair requests and enter details onto a database. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on a holiday or trip with friends or family. The beneficiary is at the centre of everything we do.
Typical tasks include:-
Taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair
Giving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate
Updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computer based systems
Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
Receiving and recording donations
Opportunity available to assist with general administration duties within the unit such as computer work, filing and general administration tasks.