Volunteer Co-ordinator - RSPB Cors Ddyga

RSPB Cymru

Cors Ddyga, Anglesey / Home based

Volunteer • Part Time

www.rspb.org.uk Eva.VazquezGarcia@rspb.org.uk 01248 672850 Eva Vazquez-Garcia

Reference: 8498

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


We are looking for someone to help us co-ordinate a team of more than 15 highly motivated volunteers and to recruit new volunteers for a wide range of roles. You will help us ensure all volunteers have a rewarding and enjoyable time whilst volunteering with the RSPB.

Tasks would include:

  • Providing a friendly, helpful and consistent point of contact for all existing volunteers.
  • Being the first point of contact for volunteer enquiries.
  • Working with reserve staff to identify volunteer gaps and new roles.
  • Recruiting new volunteers by attending events and advertising in local media and on the internet.
  • Registering volunteers on the RSPB's central database and keeping all volunteer database records updated.
  • Maintaining accurate records of the hours contributed by volunteers.
  • Compiling and maintaining a volunteer briefing pack.
  • Supporting the induction process for new volunteers
  • Co ordinating our programme of volunteer training and development.
  • Taking the lead on organising thank you events for the reserve volunteers.

Your time

Minimum: 1 day a week. Predominantly home based though you will need to visit the reserve office from time to time for meetings.

Duration: 6 months with potential to extend

Period: Starting in February 2018

What's in it for you? 

The opportunity to put build on your existing skills and add to your knowledge and experience by leading on a great volunteer team. Meet new people, staff and other volunteers while you make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation and gain valuable insights into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

You will get:

  • Experience of working for a well-known environmental charity.
  • Development of essential skills such us communication, organisational, leadership and problem-solving.
  • Relevant training for the role e.g. you'll have access to the RSPB's e-learning facility and other internal training opportunities.
  • Knowledge that the role you will be carrying out will be playing a vital part in the RSPB's Saving Nature Strategy.
  • You will be a valuable member of a professional team.
  • Reference available.

RSPB runs an inclusive volunteering scheme, so whether you're a student, you are looking for a change in career, or looking for a voluntary experience for your spare time, we welcome your application!

The skills you need

Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • You need to be great with people, friendly and approachable.
  • Excellent telephone manner and written communication skills.
  • An ability to lead/inspire others and work as part of a team.
  • Creative and forward thinking.
  • A good level of IT skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a busy team.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of managing volunteers.
  • Previous experience of running small scale events.

Notes

To apply, please send this application form to Eva Vazquez-Garcia.

eva.vazquezgarcia@rspb.org.uk / North Wales Regional Office, Unit 14 Llys Castan, Ffordd Y Parc, Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4FH / 01248 672850.

To find out more about our reserve

Appropriate training will be provided and we will give you ongoing support. We will reimburse you for out of pocket travel (up to radius of 25 miles) and other expenses when necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us!


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