Volunteer Welfare Team Leader -Bath & District
‘Volunteering for Cats Protection is a fun and rewarding experience, particularly if you have a skill that would benefit the charity or would like to develop new skills by taking on a fresh challenge. Our volunteers gain a great deal of satisfaction helping cats get a second chance in life.’ Marjorie Gay, Tenterden Branch.
How you will make a difference to cats and people:
Cats Protection helps thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers. As a welfare team leader you will encourage and support your team of dedicated cat care volunteers and fosterers to ensure the cats and kittens in their care receive the best possible care and attention.
How volunteering for Cats Protection can make a big difference to you:
- You will get a lot of personal satisfaction and enjoyment from your volunteering role
- You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to cats and kittens in your community and across the UK
- You will be able to develop new skills, expand your knowledge and use your existing expertise
- You will meet new people, make new friendships and work as part of a dedicated team
- You will become a key member in the UK’s largest feline charity
What the role involves:
- Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles
- Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection’s quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum veterinary standards and minimum cat care standards
- Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care to ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible
- Promoting and supporting the development of cat care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles
Skills and experience which are expected and/or can be developed in this role:
- Basic knowledge of cats and cat care
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good level of record keeping/administration skills
- Well organised and practical
- Patience and perseverance
- Ability to deal with sensitive situations
- Good communication skills
- Ability to bring out the best in others
This is a flexible role and can be shared with other volunteers. The role is home based, but does need to be within the local area of the recruiting group. Time expectation for this role will vary across our volunteer groups, your local contact will be able to provide more information.
How we will support you:
You will receive full training and support in your role. Your contact for this role will provide you with day to day support, guidance and direction and your staff contact will work with others to ensure you have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience. We also have Volunteering, Veterinary and Branch Support teams who can provide you with guidance and information.