Volunteer Champion Team Leader - Waltham Forest Branch
A bit about this role
At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats every year and the majority of these success stories are thanks to the dedication and effort of our passionate volunteers. Our volunteer champion team leaders support local volunteer groups by leading a team of others that provide recruitment, induction and recognition support to wider volunteer groups and teams.
What can you expect to be doing?
- Recruiting the volunteer champions team of volunteers
- Allocating tasks and activities to other members of the volunteer champions team
- Identifying ways to involve volunteers
- Providing support, encouragement, and leadership
- Promoting a culture of volunteering best practice
- Encouraging volunteer feedback
What are the benefits to you and the cats?
You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by supporting the volunteer champion’s team to recruit, induct and recognise volunteers. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.
We’re looking for someone with
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- The ability to use own initiative
- Willingness to be part of a team
- Good knowledge of IT
- Experience in managing people
- The ability to delegate
- Knowledge and experience of volunteering and volunteer management
Our volunteer champion team leaders usually spend 3 to 4 hours per week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.
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.