Volunteer Co-ordinator- Glasgow

Friday 17 February 2017
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
South and West Scotland Regional Office

What we're looking for

Volunteers founded the RSPB in 1889 and today they remain at the heart of what we do and achieve. We have around 2,000 volunteers in Scotland, we quite simply could not manage without volunteers! We are looking for a creative and organised individual to help us co-ordinate our education and events volunteer team. This will involve: - Collating information on volunteers and volunteering opportunities - Improving communications within the team - Helping to write and distribute a volunteer newsletter - Looking for new opportunities for our volunteer's development. In essence- matching up volunteers to the available opportunities and helping volunteers to develop their skills. We aim to make our volunteer experience the best it can be, and with your help we will ensure all volunteers have a rewarding and enjoyable time whilst volunteering with the RSPB This role is comprised of an initial project: creating a system for documenting and communicating volunteer opportunities, and assisting with our newsletter. Along with an ongoing role: supporting volunteer development, organising events and championing volunteering. Depending on your availability you may wish to get involved with the initial project, which can be extended into an ongoing role.

The skills you need

Great team player with bags of enthusiasm Organisational skills and the willingness to learn new skills Good communication skills Good interpersonal skills and the ability to support and inspire others Ability to use initiative and take the lead on projects Computer/database/website skills an advantage.

Your time

1 day per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will be part of our friendly and supportive volunteering team and have regular 1-1 sessions. This role is ideal for anyone wanting experience in co-ordinating a team, and working within the charitable sector. Whether you have experience of working with volunteers before, or want to gain this experience- we will help you develop your skills in motivating and organising a team. In house training and career development opportunities will be provided throughout. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply


Colin Mitchell, Scotland Headquarters,Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: Colin.Mitchell@rspb.org.uk


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where 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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