Jobs & Volunteers

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Want to join a team of dedicated animal lovers and help abandoned and unwanted animals across Gloucestershire?

Vacancies at Cheltenham Animal Shelter will be published below when they become available. We will publicise these jobs on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow both accounts.

Current Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies at Cheltenham Animal Shelter, but we do have plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Any future roles will be advertised here and on our Facebook page. Thank you for your interest.

Last updated: 06/03/2017

 

Volunteering

To celebrate Volunteer Week we asked some of our wonderful volunteers for their thoughts on what it means to help out at the Shelter. From the dog walkers to shop workers, you can read their answers here…

Current Volunteering Vacancies


The Charity is looking to recruit reliable volunteers to assist with the following duties:

 

Fundraising & Event Volunteers

We are looking to recruit a team of keen, reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to become part of our Community Fundraising Group. We organise a number of events and also attend store collections and community engagements throughout the year.

Tasks may include:

  • Attending fetes and fairs on our behalf
  • Manning stands and tombolas
  • Taking part in supermarket and street collections
  • Distributing leaflets and posters
  • Helping us find new supporters
  • Supporting our fundraising events

If you have any questions please do get in touch; either pop in and chat to us, call 01242 548772 or email volunteer@gawa.org.uk. Full training will be provided to successful applicants (please note references/ DBS checks may be required for some roles).

12 positions available
Closing date for applications: Ongoing

We are looking to recruit Volunteer Home Checkers to assist our kennel team in the rehoming process, by attending the homes of potential dog adopters and checking for suitability. You will be working from a very clear check list, with the opportunity to share any other observations with the Shelter, but will not be required to make decisions on the suitability of homes. Full training and ongoing support will be provided

We especially need assistance in the following locations: Forest of Dean, Hereford, Cirencester, Swindon, Tewkesbury, Evesham, Worcester, Stroud and across the Cotswolds.

You must be:

  • Polite and sociable, a people person. You will be representing the Shelter.
  • Flexible and available at short notice (usually a couple of days).
  • Good eye for detail and able to report your findings clearly, but never judgmentally.
  • Ideally you would have knowledge of CAS, our operations and working practices, to enable you to answer any questions.
  • Full driving licence.

We are hoping to build a network of home checkers across the county and while you may not be called on often, when you are it will be a huge benefit to the Shelter.

If you have any questions please do get in touch; either pop in and chat to us, call 01242 548772 or email volunteer@gawa.org.uk. Full training will be provided to successful applicants (please note references/ DBS checks may be required for some roles).

Volunteer Gardener

Cheltenham Animal Shelter is looking for a green-fingered volunteer who can spare a couple of hours a week (seasonal, as necessary) to help restore the outdoor areas of the Shelter to their former glory. Whilst we may never be Cheltenham In Bloom medallists again (Silver Gilt in 2007!) we have several garden areas that require attention.

The perfect volunteer will be an experienced gardener (but not necessarily a professional one). A full description of the voluntary role and areas requiring attention is below.

Please contact Erica Harden, Volunteer Coordinator, Cheltenham Animal Shelter on 01242 548772 or email your details to volunteer@gawa.org.uk

An immediate start would be preferred, subject to induction.

Tasks may include:

Role overview:

To maintain and develop the garden areas of the Shelter and create and care for planters and hangers around the site. An ability to source cheap/free plants would be useful although support will be given to generate public donations if needed.

Main Duties:

  • Maintaining and developing the Memorial Garden to create a sheltered, reflective space.
  • Restoring the Sensory Gardens (cat and dog) using plants beneficial to animals, and maintaining these areas.
  • Weed control and leaf raking, keeping garden areas clean and tidy.
  • Planting new trees, flowers and plants around the site to improve the aesthetic of bland areas.
  • Making sure that all garden equipment is correctly maintained and serviced.

If you have any questions please do get in touch; either pop in and chat to us, call 01242 548772 or email volunteer@gawa.org.uk

The Charity is currently full to capacity for all other animal related volunteer duties.
All volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age.

Volunteer Vacancies Last Updated: 17/03/2017

Further information about available duties

We are looking to recruit a team of keen, reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to become part of our Community Fundraising Group.

We organise a number of events and also attend store collections and community engagements throughout the year.

Volunteers will help to promote the work of the Charity throughout the community whilst raising vital funds for the Charity.

If you would like to help us with our work please email volunteer@gawa.org.uk

The Charity is looking to recruit reliable volunteers to help run the shop. Can you spare a morning or afternoon to help assist customers, sort through and organise donated items and take payments for goods?

If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers then please visit our Charity Shop page for more information