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Our Home Visitors play a vital role in delivery of our service by visiting potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer.
- Contact potential fosterer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place.
- Carry out the home visit following the guidelines provided by PFSS.
- Complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator.
PDSA require volunteers who are bubbly and friendly who can run their shop floor and take care of the till . They need someone with a can do attitude and a great talker. Full training will be given and all the tea and biscuits you can eat!
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. We were set up in 1927. Cats are at the centre of everything we do and our objectives are: homing, neutering and educating people about cats and their care. We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.
At Cats Protection we strongly believe that neutering cats before they can breed is an essential part of cat ownership. Unfortunately some people have misconceptions about neutering, for example, that female cats should have one litter of kittens before being neutered. Our community cat champions play an important role in helping promote neutering in local communities. They build relationships with members of the public, encourage people to neuter their cats, dispel myths about neutering and ultimately help prevent unwanted cats in the future.
The role is varied and will involve the following :
• talking to members of the public day-to-day and at events
• promoting neutering campaigns and offering advice
• Linking with community groups to share neutering messages
• Attending community events to promote neutering campaigns
• Helping arrange transport for people to get their cat to the vet to be neutered
The volunteers will work alongside myself and/or other CP volunteers and usually spend 5 to 10 hours per week in this role, which is flexible depending on their availability and what we have planned.
At Cats Protection, we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles. To make sure this is the case, we provide support and guidance both remotely from our National Cat Centre and face to face through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams. We also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering. We hope the support we provide will ensure our volunteers have a great experience with Cats Protection.
We are looking for someone with the following : A calm, friendly manner, the ability to speak to people from different backgrounds, a passion for meeting new people, building relationships and networking, knowledge of your local area, willingness to be part of a team, good IT skills and the ability to travel by own or public transport.
This is a great opportunity for a friendly and outgoing person to support the work of Cats Protection by helping out at one of our charity shops. Volunteers will be asked to help with all aspects of running a small business. The role includes setting out the shop, arranging the stock, window dressing, dealing with the customers, sorting out new stock, and pricing. This role would suit anyone with or without previous retail experience. The shops are run and organised by volunteers and we would welcome your support.
In a nut shell, we are looking for volunteers who can provide a great visitor experience here on the reserve and who love nature as much as we do to join our team!!
We’d like you to help us improve our face to face engagement with visitors, making their experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. The role offers a range of tasks but we especially want individuals who can help us in the visitor centre, to meet and greet people of all ages and introduce them to the site.
We are looking for creative volunteers to support our fundraising coordinators. We are entirely funded by donations and rehoming fees. A small amount really can make a difference to us, you will see where your hard work goes! The role can be tailored to you, but may include: Supporting coordinators to run events, Gaining support from corporate donors, Sourcing gift-in-kind donations for prizes etc, Sending sponsor packs, Researching new areas of funding, Speaking about ADDR for community groups.
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs in our kennels tend to be larger dogs, many have behaviour issues. Walks are not just to provide enrichment and exercise, but also much needed training. If you are looking for an easy walk with a smaller or already trained dog, please consider another rescue. Role involves: Visiting our kennels in Midlothian walking our dogs, Training, socialisation, reducing behavioural problems, Report back to the kennel team and coordinator about progress and any problems.
Dog Foster Carer
The Freedom Project is a free fostering service for dogs belonging to people fleeing from domestic abuse. Families fleeing domestic abuse are usually unable to take their pets with them into a refuge so in many cases they are reluctant to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their pets. Dogs Trust, alongside other pets fostering services in the UK, offers a solution.
We always need volunteers living in the Central Belt of Scotland to become foster carers and we think there are many fantastic benefits to being part of the Freedom Project:
-The enjoyment of caring for a dog without the lifetime commitment
-You will be helping a family and their dog to escape from an abusive home
-Walking a dog is a fantastic way to exercise and keep fit and healthy
-Dogs are a great talking point and a way to get out and meet new people
-You’ll receive ongoing advice and support from our friendly Freedom Project staff
-Dogs Trust covers all food, expenses and veterinary bills
Without the help and support of our dedicated volunteer foster carers, we wouldn't be able to run the Freedom Project.
If you are interested in applying to become a foster carer for the Freedom Project, please complete our online enquiry form and we will send you an application form and information pack so you can find more about what it means to be a volunteer foster carer. We may also give you a call to chat about the project and whether the opportunity is right for you.
It usually takes up to 3 weeks to become a registered volunteer.
This opportunity involves assisting in the planning and organising of a number of fundraising initiatives including administrative office based tasks. Attendance at fundraising event. Placement and collections of charity cans. Promotion of fundraising activities. Raise awareness of the charity, generating support for the Home in the local community. Participate as part of a team which includes staff and other volunteers.
An RSPB pin badge volunteer plays a vital role in raising funds within their local community, helping to give nature a home across the country. The role involves looking after an existing pin badge box site, or placing new ones, topping it up with badges, collecting and banking funds, as well as recording monies online and ordering replacement stock.
For just a couple of hours each month, a little time makes a huge difference to the RSPB’s work.
The role is flexible to suit the volunteer’s existing commitments and full training and support will be provided. Travel expenses can be reclaimed to ensure the volunteer is not out-of-pocket.
It is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to boost their skills and make a difference through volunteering, helping to save Scotland’s wildlife and habitats.
For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel No: 01224 624824.