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  • Community Cat Champion
    with Cats Protection (Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO73394 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Their community cat champions play an important role in helping promote neutering in local communities. They build relationships with members of the public, encourage people to neuter their cats, dispel myths about neutering and ultimately prevent unwanted cats in the future. This means you can help people and cats within your community.
    At Cats Protection they strongly believe that neutering cats before they can breed is an essential part of cat ownership. Unfortunately some people have misconceptions about neutering, for example that female cats should have one litter of kittens before being neutered. Their community cat champions play an important role in helping promote neutering in local communities. They build relationships with members of the public, encourage people to neuter their cats, dispel myths about neutering and ultimately help prevent unwanted cats in the future.

    * Talking to members of the public day-to-day and at events
    * Promoting neutering campaigns and offering advice
    * Linking with community groups to share neutering messages
    * Attending community events to promote neutering campaigns
    * Helping arrange transport for people to get their cat to the vet to be neutered

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:17
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:At Cats Protection, they believe their volunteers should be happy and confident in their role. To make sure this is the case, they provide support and guidance both remotely from their National Cat Centre and face to face through their regional and local volunteer groups and teams. They also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering. They also run a number of workshops and conferences throughout the year that they invite all of their volunteers to attend.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - They pay public transport rates and reimburse volunteers every week. Also include mileage rates if applicable. they pay their volunteers public transport costs at 45ppm for using their own car. These are paid monthly directly into the volunteers bank a

    Experience required:They are looking for someone with the following: A calm, friendly manner, the ability to speak to people from different backgrounds, a passion for meeting new people, building relationships and networking, knowledge of your local area, willingness to be part of a team, good IT skills and the ability to travel by own public transport.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe volunteers will work alongside Sarah and/or other CP volunteers and usually spend 5 to 10 hours per week in this role, which is flexible depending on their availability and what we have planned. This campaign covers the FK post code area but I try to

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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