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:
- Plan collection events at supermarkets, garden centres, shopping centres and similar venues in your community, or supervise collections organised by your Regional Community Fundraiser. Note: these will be on licensed premised only, they will not be door-to-door or street collections.
- Work with the Regional Community Fundraiser to organise a rota of volunteers for each collection
- Liaise with volunteers ahead of the event and let them know the total raised afterwards.
- Act as the key point of contact on the day, including set up and break down, and ensuring basic protocols are followed
- Collect, count, bank and report funds raised, following guidance provided
- Complete any forms required by the venue to report the results of the collection
- Always be a positive and proactive representative of the Home.
Our organisation is based in Wandsworth, however volunteering can be conducted wherever is convenient for the volunteer.
- Good knowledge of your local community
- Good communication and influencing skills
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Outgoing, proactive and self-motivated
- Organised, with good numeracy and computer skills (Microsoft Excel and email)
- Aged 18+
- Access to your own vehicle with a full UK drivers licence
Additional benefits to the Volunteer:
- Travel expenses reimbursed
- Develop your knowledge and skills and enhance your CV
- Having fun, meeting new people, sharing your enthusiasm and doing something new
- Making a real difference to the dogs and cats in our care, helping them find new homes and happy futures
- Representing Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at the heart of your local community
- 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!