Volunteers Champion Induction Support Volunteer - Kent Region
A bit about this role
At Cats Protection we help thousands of cats each year and the majority of these success stories are thanks to the dedication and effort of our passionate volunteers. Our induction support volunteers help volunteer groups and teams by providing support to new team members. They make sure new volunteers are happy and confident in their various roles and are in turn able to effectively help cats and kittens in need.
What can you expect to be doing?
- Using Cats Protection tools to deliver volunteer inductions
- Organising role specific inductions for new volunteers
- Providing one to one support to new volunteers during their settling in period
- Organising taster sessions for potential volunteers
- Promoting a culture of volunteering best practice
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 new volunteers in a variety of roles. 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 communication skills
- The ability to use own initiative
- Willingness to be part of a team
- Good knowledge of IT
- Confidence in meeting new people
- Good planning skills
Our induction support volunteers usually spend 2 to 3 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.