Want To Volunteer As A Very Important UKWT Admin Volunteer?
Do you LOVE our UK wildlife? Would you like to help them from the comfort of your own home? UKWT has some Volunteer positions that we'd love to fill, to help as many wildlife casualties as possible, across the UK. Does one of the options below sound like your perfect volunteering opportunity?
DRIVER RECRUITMENT OFFICERS
(This ideally needs 3 people dedicating up to 5 hours each a week to thinking of new ways - and acting on ideas - to reach UK citizens who would love to become Volunteer Wildlife Drivers)… We want to be playing our part to save the lives of 120,000 wildlife casualties every month, across the UK, by 2028. We are going to need 1000s of drivers spread out across the UK, supporting their local areas).
PROCESSING NEW DRIVERS
Monitoring our Drivers Database and contacting any new Driver applicants within a few days, equipping them with carriers and disinfectant and then asking them which of their local Rescues and Vet Practices (showing them our two maps, with the Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues that we are supporting) that they want to drive for and moving them onto those lists. (We already have one great Volunteer helping with this and we are looking for another to work alongside her).
HELPING VETS TO HELP WILDLIFE CASUALTIES (IN PRACTICE)
Would you like to help the Wildlife Care Badge (an important partner of UKWT) get this Vet Wildlife Support Package out to Vet Practices across the UK, so that they can help more wildlife casualties?
[This package was created BY wildlife experienced Vets, FOR Vets Practices across the UK, to help Vets Practices to more quickly and easily treat wildlife casualties that get brought into them by members of the public, before they are transported on to local Wildlife Rescues for longer term rehabilitation.]
ORGANISING DRIVERS LISTS FOR VET PRACTICES & WILDLIFE RESCUES ACROSS THE UK
Coordinating between UKWT and all of the Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues that we are supporting: for every new Vet Practice and/or Wildlife Rescue that we add to our maps, to support with our Volunteer Wildlife Drivers, I need a wildlife loving Admin Volunteer whose role it is to create a new list of Drivers just for them. This involves…. Letting our databases of Volunteer Wildlife Drivers know - by a mass email - when we have new some new Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues on our maps and asking them to check if they are in their area and if they want to serve them as one of their Volunteer Wildlife Drivers. Once the Drivers who are local to the new Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues have got back to us to confirm that they are happy to transport for them, the next step is making up a bespoke list for each Wildlife Rescue & Vet Practice (with the Driver names and numbers on) for the Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues to start utilising.
DRIVER SUPPORT OFFICER
Driver Support Officer…. Looking after our Drivers. Checking in once a week to make sure that they are happy and feel looked after by us and by the Vet Practices & Rescues that they’re driving for. Checking to see if they have any concerns that they have been worried about putting forward. Making sure that no one feels overworked or without enough support.
DRIVER CELEBRATION OFFICER
Supporting one of our lead Admin Volunteers, Paula, who came up with the idea of checking in with our Drivers every Friday…. (Celebrating each Driver and each transport job they’ve done that week within our UKWT Facebook Group, making sure that they get recognised for the amazing work they’re doing by our whole community, as well as by the Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues that they’re driving for).
GAMES FESTIVAL (OUR MAIN FUNDING INCOME) VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Coordinating between UKWT and all of the Vet Practices & Wildlife Rescues that we are supporting (focusing on making our Games Festival - our main funding source - a massive success, every month): once a week, invite them to come and play our Games Festival (free prizes for hard working animal carers and funding for us to help us to keep us able to offer them a free transport service).
'PROOF OF WORK' SOCIAL MEDIA IMPRESARIO
With such a BIG vision for UKWT, mostly it’s a case of getting on with the work in front of us (emails, calls, spreadsheets, updating our website etc) but without having much time left over to share our progress and what it’s like, to run and grow UKWT (playing our part, helping our UK wildlife). It would be great to have a few hours help each week from a creative, reliable volunteer who can come up with ways to share the work we’re doing (without just showing pics of maps and spreadsheets) and to especially do so in ways that invite our online UKWT community to recognise and thank all of our volunteers for their time and dedication and hard work.