VOLUNTEER with us at parrot trust scotland
Parrot Trust Scotland is a charity that is run entirely by the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. From animal welfare to office duties and events, we strive to ensure that our volunteers are involved in all aspects of our work.
Answers to all your questions about volunteering at Parrot Trust Scotland
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
Anyone can apply to volunteer their time and we welcome volunteers from a diverse variety of backgrounds. We cannot accept volunteers who are under 18 years of age but if you are unable to directly volunteer for us, perhaps you could consider helping us to raise vital funds instead.
HOW DO I APPLY TO VOLUNTEER?
In the first instance we ask you complete our volunteer application form on the next page.
I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME - CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER?
Becoming a volunteer with Parrot Trust Scotland does not require a lot of time but we would anticipate a few of hours every month towards a specific task or activity. However, we recognise that many people are unable to offer this much time and if that is the case for you then you could consider getting involved with fundraising on behalf of our charity.
DO I NEED SPECIFIC SKILLS TO VOLUNTEER?
Experience is always useful for any role, as well as a friendly attitude and a willingness to get involved in some hard work. Some tasks require you to drive and have your own vehicle, however, here are some of the things we would love your help with:
* Home visits as part of our rehoming programme (1-2 hours)
* Application processing including phoning applicants (after training)
* Social media contributions e.g. search for new posts, type up posts
* Newsletter contributions
* Website maintenance
* Public events e.g. Conference Stalls
* Fundraising events
* Transporting parrots to their new homes and the occasional vet visit.
* Support visits
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE TO OUR VOLUNTEERS?
We provide training for many aspects of volunteering with Parrot Trust Scotland. This allows you to have an introduction to the charity and find out how we operate and what we do.
We provide reimbursement for our volunteers’ travel expenses to and from their volunteering shifts.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will strive to answer any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.