Education Talk Promoter yorkshire & The Humber
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.
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.
A bit about this role
Our volunteer education talk promoters play an important role in raising awareness of Cats Protection and feline welfare. They research and contact local audiences such as schools and community groups and arrange for education speaker volunteers to deliver interesting and informative sessions to both adults and children. Interacting with children is especially important, as they are the cat owners of the future, and by building their understanding and knowledge we can make the world a better place for cats.
What can you expect to be doing?
- Researching and contacting local schools and community groups
- Identifying local links and opportunities in your area
- Keeping accurate and up to date records of conversations and contacts
- Liaising with your Education Officer and Team Leader around talk requests
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 helping spread the word about Cats Protection and feline welfare. 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
- A confident and polite phone manner
- Confidence in using IT
- The ability to communicate well with a variety of audiences
Our education talk promotion volunteers usually spend 1 to 2 hours a 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.