Retail Volunteer (Worle)

RSPCA North Somerset Branch

Name: Retail Volunteer (Worle)
Organisation: RSPCA North Somerset Branch
Location: RSPCA Charity Shop, 157 High Street, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 6JD
Type: Part Time
This role is suitable for someone who is looking for a flexible or regular role and will be any day of the week apart from Sundays, Bank Holidays and during Christmas/New year period when our retail shops are closed.

Description

Volunteering with the RSPCA North Somerset Branch is a great opportunity to become directly involved in animal welfare work and you will need to be committed to the RSPCA’s objectives of promoting kindness and preventing cruelty to animals.

The RSPCA North Somerset Branch is a separately registered charity from the National RSPCA and relies primarily on support from its local community to help fund the Animal Centre in Brent Knoll. Our animal welfare work and rehoming, although local in nature, benefits society at large and aims to help people in need with the care of their animals. We support our local RSPCA Inspectors by providing funds for the emergency treatment and accommodation of animals when they have been mistreated, abandoned, or their owners are no longer able to care for their animals.

Our Branch rely on our valued volunteers to donate their time at the Animal Centre in Brent Knoll, fundraising and our 4 shops that are based in Winscombe, Worle, Yatton and Weston-Super-Mare. Without volunteers, we would be unable to raise the funds that we need to keep the Animal Centre open and to continue our vital work in looking after the animals in our care.

We are looking for members of the North Somerset Community to join our dedicated team of volunteers and there is no such thing as a ‘typical volunteer’, we welcome people from all walks of life and benefit greatly from drawing on their skills and life experiences. Whether you want to volunteer your time on a regular basis or just help for the day - we have all kinds of great volunteering opportunities available.

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Organisation Description

The RSPCA North Somerset Branch is a separately registered charity from the National RSPCA and relies primarily on support from its local community to help fund the Animal Centre in Brent Knoll. Our animal welfare work and rehoming, although local in nature, benefits society at large and aims to help people in need with the care of their animals. We support our local RSPCA Inspectors by providing funds for the emergency treatment and accommodation of animals when they have been mistreated, abandoned, or their owners are no longer able to care for their animals.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Animals

Types of Activity

  • Retail and Charity Shops

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

No previous experience is necessary, however, a positive outlook and good team working skills are a must in this friendly shop.

We are looking for people that are:
• Welcoming and friendly
• Smart and of clean appearance
• Reliable and honest
• Able to prioritise and be flexible
• Ability to work well as part of a team and under their own initiative
• Willingness to learn
You will need to be able to work with people and have good interpersonal skills. You do not need to be an expert in any area although commitment, common sense and the ability to be impartial is vital.


Benefits

The personal rewards for volunteering include:
• Boosting your confidence and self-esteem
• Developing or showcasing your skills and learning new ones
• Gaining meaningful experience to enhance your CV and career prospects
• Making new friends and forging strong links with your local community
• Enhancing your wellbeing.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes – to be agreed with applicant
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes, complete with a tour of the RSPCA North Somerset Animal Centre in Brent Knoll
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Training will be carried out by Shop Manager
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, References