Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Admissions Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We aim to deliver first class customer care at all times, as well as looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. We need you to be able to enthuse people about wildlife and the RSPB, and actively encourage non-members to join. Other duties include answering telephone enquiries and promoting events/activities. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

All training will be provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable, with a friendly demeanor 

  • a desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care 

  • enjoys working as part of a team

  • confident in initiating conversations with and talk to members of the public

  • have an infectious enthusiasm for nature and its conservation 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • confident in handling money

  • experience working in a visitor attraction

  • ability to be on the go all day 

  • willingness to learn and use basic sales techniques

  • be confident in dealing with tricky situations

  • excellent phone manner

  • knowledge of some RSPB work and a familiarity with Bempton Cliffs (desirable)

  • experience of working in a sales oriented background

  • enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • the ability to inspire visitors to give nature a home where they live

  • an awareness of health and safety

  • confident in encouraging membership

Availability

Minimum requirement is flexible, but from 5-7 hours per week. 

Additional Info

For more information please see 



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/8059-admissions-assistant-bempton-cliffs



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Organisation Name
R.S.P.C.A
Title of role
Animal Care Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To assist the animal centre staff with the cleaning duties in the centre, ensuring that the accommodation is cleaned to the agreed standard as set down by the manager.



Key Activities are to clean, disinfect and maintain to a standard of cleanliness set by management in any of the following areas:



 



animal accomodation



isolation and exercise areas



food preparation area



laundry and storage areas



treatment facilities



reception



offices



staff facilities inc toilets and outside areas  

Location

Hull and East Riding Animal Centre Clough road Hull, HU67PE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be trained and expected to follow health and safety procedures as laid down by the centre. 

Personal qualities and requirements

Volunteers need compassion, customer care skills, and a caring nature. all necessary training will be given.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
-
Availability

Various according to the need of the centre.

Additional Info

For further information please see Angie Drinkall Community Volunteering co-ordinator in membership services or contact general enquiries 01482 341331 http://www.rspca.org.uk  ref no. no91 



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Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Binocular Assistant
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

The Seabird Centre at Bempton Cliffs receives around 100,000 visitors a year. We sell a wide range of high quality optical equipment. As a volunteer Binocular Advisor you will be a valued member of our sales team advising customers about the products to ultimately close sales for the benefit of the RSPB. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Trainign will be provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable and friendly 

  • enjoy working as part of a team 

  • enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • enthusiastic

  • fast learner

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • ability to communicate well and listen 

  • works well face to face with the public

  • ability to be on the go all day 

  • willingness to learn 

Availability

Minimum two days a month. 

Additional Info

For more information please see:



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/8363-binocular-advisor-bempton-cliffs



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Scott Smith (Visitor Services Manager):




  • scott.smith@rspb.org.uk

  • 01262422210

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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Guide dog Campaigner
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

  • Understanding and being able to explain Guide Dogs’ campaigns to members of the public

  • Distributing information on Guide Dogs’ campaigns, either at venues or at information stands. Recording the details of people who wish to be kept informed in future

  • Encouraging guide dog owners, volunteers, members of the public and other supporters to support campaigns, with guidance from Guide Dogs staff. This could include responding to consultations or writing to or meeting with local media, councillors, MPs or MSPs

  • Seeking out local stories that could be used to provide examples for the reason behind the campaign, which can then be used in the media

  • Promoting Guide Dogs campaigns  within the local community

  • Passing enquiries onto Guide Dogs staff where appropriate

  • Attending campaign group meetings

  • Using social media i.e. Facebook and Twitter to gain support and awareness from the general public.

  • Attending (and recruiting for) campaigning events, such as marches, petition days


 


 


 

Location

Home or office based to suit

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

training will be provided

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

You will need to have good organisational and communication skills and an experience of a public facing role 

Availability

This is a flexible role to suit the volunteer

Additional Info

Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk



Email: Samantha.Bradley@guidedogs.org.uk



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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Guide Dog Excerciser/Freerunner
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Tasks: To provide help and support to the guide dog owner by occasionally exercising the dog in its local environment, either accompanied or unaccompanied by the guide dog owner.



 

Location

Reed House



Annie Reed Road



Beverley



various local areas dependant on need in that area.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Training will be given and travel expenses will be covered.  

Personal qualities and requirements

Must be friendly and approachable.



Preferably a dog lover with good handling skills and flexible on time.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills the volunteer will learn or develop:



 










Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.


An understanding of how the different parts of Guide Dogs work



 


An opportunity to build experience for your CV.



 

Availability

Please contact Guide dogs for availability:



  



Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?



Complete application form,



DBS/references,



interview,



Ongoing training as necessary,



start volunteering



 

Additional Info

Contact: Samantha Bradley - Volunteering Consultant



Email: samantha.bradley@guidedogs.org.uk



Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk



Telephone: 07825905903



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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs UK
Title of role
Guide Dog Exerciser / Freerunner
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To provide help and support to the guide dog owner by occasionally exercising the dog in its local environment, either accompanied or unaccompanied by the guide dog owner.

Location

Dependant on need in the Hull area.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full training will be given.

Personal qualities and requirements

Good, confident dog handling skills. Flexible.  Friendly and approachable.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop
Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as as everyone else.


An understanding of how the different sectors of Guide Dogs work.


An opportunity to build experience for your CV.


 



 

Availability

This can be flexible. 

Additional Info

For further information about this role, or for a volunteer application form, please Email hull@guidedogs.org.uk 



Telephone 0845 3727414.



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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Guide dog fundraising Hero
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Tasks: Become a Guide Dogs Hero by helping us raise the funds to help the 180,000 blind and partially sighted people who never leave home alone.



 

Location

Reed House



Annie Reed Road



Beverley



hu17 olf



Various areas dependant on need in that area

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Training given and travel expenses will be covered.

Personal qualities and requirements

Friendly and approachable, good communicator, good interpersonal skills, flexible, forward thinking, working as part of a team, loves a challenge.

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop







Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.



An understanding of how the different parts of Guide Dogs work




 


An opportunity to build experience for your CV.

Availability

Dependant on availability please ask Guide dogs for details

Additional Info

Contact: Samantha Bradley Volunteering Consultant



Email: samantha.bradley@guidedogs.org.uk



Telephone: 07825905903



Website: www.guidedogs.org.uk



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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
Guide dog recruiter
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

  • Identifying locations to distribute Guide Dogs volunteering literature within the local area e.g. libraries, community centres, sports and leisure facilities

  • Helping find, plan and attend suitable locations for information days within the local area and attending local volunteer events/fairs

  • Promoting volunteer opportunities out in the community and with key agencies such as Volunteer Centres

  • Researching and identifying media opportunities to target volunteer recruitment within your local area.

  • Supporting the Volunteering Consultant with any local Employee Volunteering\Corporate Volunteer events Helping record stories from our volunteers within the local area to create a range of case studies to promote recruitment

  • Through your enthusiasm and planning, increasing the number of enquiries and applicants to become Guide Dogs volunteers


 

Location

Home or office based to suit

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

full training provided

Personal qualities and requirements
-
Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Customer facing/marketing experience is desirable



must have good organisation and communication skills

Availability

This role is flexible to suit the volunteer

Additional Info

website: www.guidedogs.org.uk



email: Samantha Bradley@guidedogs.org.uk  

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Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Guided Nature Walks Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We deliver daily seabird walks throughout the summer; showing visitors the sights, sounds and smells of 250,000 seabirds and providing them with information on the birds that live here. This role also serves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourages return visits. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable, with a friendly demeanor

  • love of the outdoors

  •  enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • willingness to learn 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • ability to walk along cliff top paths in all weathers

  • cinfidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public

  • ability to communicate well and listen 

  •  

Availability

Minimum commitment - 1 day a week. 

Additional Info

For more information please see: 



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/1397-guided-nature-walks-volunteer-bempton-cliffs



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Sarah Aitken (Wildlife Experience Officer)




  • sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk

  • 01262422213

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No
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Organisation Name
RSPB
Title of role
Live Seabird Interpreter
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

With over 100,000 visitors a year, Bempton Cliffs is a very busy reserve. We need live interpreters so that visitors can meet a friendly face out and about on the reserve; helping visitors to identify wildlife and point them in the right direction. We also need you to report back your sightings to the Seabird Centre, so that visitors have an idea of the wildlife they may encounter on the reserve. This role swerves to enhance the experience visitors have on the reserve and encourage return visits. 

Location

Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre, Cliff Lane, Benpton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF 



 

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training provided. 

Personal qualities and requirements

  • approachable friendly demeanor 

  • a desire to help people and exceed expectations through excellent customer care

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

  • ability to stand for long periods of time in all weather

  • confidence to initiate conversations with and talk to members of the public 

  • ability to communicate well and listen 

  • enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation 

  • willingness to learn and relay accurate information 

  • willingness to undertake appropriate training and personal development 

  • knowledge of how to use a telescope correctly and efficiently (appropriate)

Availability

Minimum commitment - one day a week. 

Additional Info

For more information please see 



https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/community-and-advice/volunteer/4538-live-seabird-interpreter-bempton-cliffs



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Sarah Aitken:




  • sarah.aitken@rspb.org.uk

  • 01262422213



 

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No
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Organisation Name
Guide Dogs
Title of role
My Guide Volunteer
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Become a My Guide by helping us support the 180,000 blind and partially sighted people who never leave home alone.



Come along and be trained (for FREE) to guide a blind or visually impaired person, enabling them to gain confidence and access the local community



Community My Guide’s support blind and visually impaired people, to access their community; enabling confidence, independence and the opportunity to take part in activities or personal development.



After training, the volunteer provides a time limited commitment to support someone needing help, and in agreement with the service users needs.



This is not a full time long term commitment and the skills gained can easily be transferred and are fully endorsed and accredited.

Location

Reed House



Annie Reed Road



Beverley



Hu17 0lf



Various areas dependant on need in that area.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Full Training will be given and expenses covered for travel.

Personal qualities and requirements







Personal qualities and requirements:




 


 



 



Friendly and approachable, good communicator, good interpersonal skills, flexible, forward thinking, working as part of a team, loves a challenge.



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Skills the volunteer will learn or develop:



 










Support Guide Dogs to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.



An understanding of how the different parts of Guide Dogs work




 


An opportunity to build experience for your CV.



 

Availability

Please contact Guide dogs for availability in your area.



Application process for volunteers: What are the steps from application to starting their volunteering?



Complete application form,



references,



DBS



interview,



Ongoing training as necessary,



start volunteering



 

Additional Info

Contact: Samantha Bradley



Email: samantha.bradley@guidedogs.org.uk



Website:www.guidedogs.org.uk



Telephone: 07825905903



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Organisation Name
Oakwood Dog Rescue
Title of role
Oakwood Dog Rescue Kennel Assistant/Dog Walker
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

Oakwood Dog Rescue was set up in 2009 initially to support current clients who could no longer take care of their dogs for whatever reason, and has since grown to rescue dogs from across the UK. The Rescue works tirelessly to take in, assess and rehome as many dogs as possible. Volunteer responsibilities: -Exercising/walking rescue dogs



Dog Walking - You must be over 16 years old, and you must bring photographic I.D and proof of current address with you, read and sign the terms and conditions and then you are ready to go. Children must be over 10 years old and accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. You must adhere to our terms and conditions and listen to any instructions the staff give you about walking each individual dog. You cannot bring your own dog or children under 10.



You DO NOT need to complete the volunteer application form to dog walk. Just turn up between 8-12pm or 5-9pm any day of the week.



 



Kennel Volunteers - We do have some shifts available in the kennels at the moment.



You must be over 18 to work in the the kennels, and be fairly confident in handling all different types of dogs. The duties include cleaning kennels, feeding, walking, playing with the dogs, general housekeeping duties including washing pots, folding washing, sweeping and mopping floors etc. Helping the staff with donations, training, and socialising the dogs.



 



If you are interested in doing some kennel shifts you must be willing to COMMIT TO A REGULAR WEEKLY SHIFT. We get let down a lot by people who turn up once and then never come again so we really need people who will be dedicated to coming on a regular basis.



Shifts are 6.30am - 12midday or 4-9.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8-12pm or 5-9pm Friday - Sunday



You must be reliable and committed, confident and able to follow instructions, have the ability to work on your own intiative and have a love of dogs. A keeness to get dirty and wet as that is how you will spend most shifts and a commitment to come every week regardless of the weather.



You must be willing to be a key holders and take on the responsibiity that role entails, to be able to open up the kennels or close down on your own, early in the morning or late at night.

Location

Volunteering takes place at the Rescue Centre in Sutton Fields, Hull, HU7 0YQ. The number 28 bus stops at the Ennerdale Leisure Centre and it's a five minute walk from there.

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Volunteers will be supported by the Rescue Staff but travel expenses will not be reimbursed in this role.

Personal qualities and requirements

Required skills and attributes: -Common sense -Confidence when dealing with dogs -A love of dogs -Not afraid of hard work -Not afraid of the outdoors or bad weather -Initiative



 

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Volunteers will gain experience working with a variety of dogs


Required skills and attributes:


-Common sense


-Confidence when dealing with dogs


-A love of dogs


-Not afraid of hard work


-Not afraid of the outdoors or bad weather


-Ability to use your own Initiative

Availability

Dog Walkers - Monday-Sunday 8am-12pm & 5pm-9pm, come rain or shine, in snow, and on Bank Holidays, Christmas day etc. The dogs always need walking.



 



Kennel Shifts - Shifts are between the hours of 6.30am - 12midday &  4-9.30pm Tuesday to Thursday, and 8-12pm and 5-9pm Friday - Monday. You do not need to commit to the full shift, but you must commit to at least 2 hours and at the same time each week.

Additional Info

Contact: Nicola Hardy Telephone: 01482 823555 Email: rescue@oakwooddogrescue.co.uk  Website: www.oakwooddogrescue.co.uk  



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Organisation Name
R.S.P.C.A
Title of role
Volunteer Animal Driver
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To Transport Animals to and from Local vets as required.



To collect donated goods such as pet food as when required



Charity shop collections as required



To handle animals that are to be transported as set down by the branch/ centre guidelines and within health and safety guidelines. this will involve lifting animals of various sizes and weight



To use RSPCA equipment to transport the animals such as leads, cages, kennels etc.



  

Location

RSPCA Centre Clough road Hull

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training will be given  

Personal qualities and requirements

Drivers must be over 25 with a clean driving licence.  

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Must be flexible and have an outgoing personality.



 

Availability

As and when needed to be arranged with the RSPCA

Additional Info

For further information please contac Angie Drinkall Community Volunteering Co-ordinator based in Membership services First floor of the student Union Building.



 



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Organisation Name
R.S.P.C.A
Title of role
Volunteer receptionist
Number of volunteer places available
{places_amount}
Tasks

To assist with enquiries via the telephone and face- to-face.



To answer the telephone in a polite and confident manner.



To take messages from callers and people visiting the centre ensuring all information is detailed and clear.



To complete administrative work including paperwork, filing and photocopying etc

Location

Hull and East Riding Animal Centre,



Clough Road,



HU6 7PE

What kind of support/supervision will you receive?

Training Given

Personal qualities and requirements

Good people skills are required

Work-ready skills you will learn or develop

Training Given

Availability

11am-4pm weekdays



11am -3-30pm weekends

Additional Info

For further information Contact Angie Drinkall Community Volunteer Coordinator or Telephone RSPCA:  01482 341331 or Email  http://www.rspca.org.uk



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