Host Organisation: Cats Protection

We are looking for someone who is good with people, well organised and who has links within the local community.

Opportunity Interests: Animals, Children and Young People, Community Events, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Families, Funding, Grants and Fundraising, Health and Wellbeing services, Men, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Administration, Fundraising, Marketing / Social Media, Stewarding / Event Management
Location: Macclesfield
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

A bit about this role

As a charity we are able to help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive from members of the public. Our fundraising team leaders have the exciting and varied role of inspiring our fundraising volunteers to plan and deliver local fundraising events. Using their passion and imagination, they oversee a small team of fundraising volunteers who come together to raise the vital funds needed to cover costs such as veterinary bills and food. Our fundraising team leaders support their team of volunteers in all aspects of their roles, making sure our volunteers are happy, confident and supported.

What can you expect to be doing?

• Supporting and encouraging a team of fundraising volunteers
• Planning fundraising events and activities with your team
• Allocating tasks before and during fundraising events
• Keeping financial records from fundraising events
• Encouraging and promoting a professional image of Cats Protection
• Following policies and guidelines and ensuring licences and permits are obtained for events

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 raise funds and awareness through organising local events. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

We’re looking for someone with

• Great people skills and the ability to bring out the best in others
• Excellent organisational skills
• The ability to prioritise and delegate
• An appreciation of the importance of handling money and charity resources responsibly
• Fine-tuned communication skills and a passion for engaging with people within your local community

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

We’re looking for someone with

• Great people skills and the ability to bring out the best in others
• Excellent organisational skills
• The ability to prioritise and delegate
• An appreciation of the importance of handling money and charity resources responsibly
• Fine-tuned communication skills and a passion for engaging with people within your local community

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Travel and any reasonable expenses incurred whilst volunteering for CP

What support is available for the volunteer?:

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 raise funds and awareness through organising local events. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Support from regional staff and the branch and access to several training courses.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

We have a host of training available for volunteers including cat care training, fundraising inductions and opportunities to attend Annual Conferences.