Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – Battersea Voices Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims to never turn away a dog or cat in need of help, caring for them until their owners of loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.

Established in 1860, we’re one of just a few animal rescue centres that run a non-selective intake policy. This means we accept any breed of animal, at any age, including dogs or cats with serious medical and behavioural problem. Our expert team of dog trainers and veterinary staff give the animals in our care the best possible chance of a fresh start in a happy new home.

We work hard to educate the public about responsible pet ownership including, microchipping, neutering and training. This includes educational talks and visits to schools and organisations, events, and publications.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

  • Acting as a positive and proactive representative of the Home by building relationships with local groups e.g. workplace fundraising groups, local dog shows, village fetes, Rotary Clubs and Women’s Institutes
  • Giving talks about the work of Home and answering questions about our work
  • Accepting donations on behalf of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Monitoring, collecting, counting, banking and reporting funds raised
  • Encouraging supporters to promote other Battersea initiatives by displaying posters etc.

Our organisation is based in Wandsworth, however volunteering can be conducted wherever is convenient for the volunteer.

Skills required:

  • Confident, polite and professional communicator
  • Good knowledge of your local community and desire to build connections
  • Passion for animal welfare
  • Ability to work independently and to manage own workload
  • Experience of public speaking (desirable not essential)
  • Experience fundraising or volunteering for a charity (desirable not essential)
  • Experience handling money on behalf of an organisation (desirable not essential)
  • Access to your own vehicle with a full UK driver’s license (desirable not essential)

Additional benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Public speaking skills and experience
  • Experience representing and fundraising for an animal welfare organisation/large charity
  • Experience volunteering with the public
  • Experience volunteering as part of a busy Fundraising team
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards the Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony.

Interested? Apply now!

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