Education - UK wide

Education - Digital Speaker

Digital Speaker role:

Teach young people about responsible pet ownership from the comfort of your own home with Blue Cross.


Do you love pets and enjoy working with children and young people? Do you find it rewarding to share your knowledge about responsible pet ownership, influencing a new generation of pet owners and potentially improving the lives of hundreds of pets? Are you comfortable with using online platforms such as Skype?

Every year, the Blue Cross team of Education officers and volunteer speakers visit thousands of children and young people in schools, colleges and youth groups through our Education programme; delivering class talks and assemblies about pet care and dog safety.

However, our team are not always able to deliver talks to the schools which need us as there is no speaker in the area. This means that we could reach many more young people with our messages through virtual means.

We have developed a Digital outreach programme enabling us to deliver virtual talks using technology such as Skype. We are looking for volunteer ‘digital’ speakers to help us deliver this programme.

This is a flexible, home-based volunteer role. You can become a volunteer no matter where you live and deliver talks at a time that suits you and the group.

All you need is the internet, a computer/laptop and be willing to complete the training on the delivery of talks digitally. Online access is essential for delivery and training, but you will have the full support of a regional Education Officer, be given a resource kit and access to a wealth of resources and presentations. We also have optional volunteer meet ups once a year.

What you will be doing:

  • Based from home you will be delivering talks digitally to schools, colleges, youth groups.
  • Completing training online.
  • Working with your Education Officer to offer the best sessions to groups.

What you will need:

  • Suitable equipment such a computer or a laptop preferably with a webcam.
  • Access to the internet and a suitable connection speed.
  • Ability to download and use Skype, Microsoft Teams or other digital platforms.

What we are looking for:

  • You must be at least 17 years old with access to a laptop or computer and the internet.
  • Computer literate and competent.
  • Preferably experience working with young people and caring for pets.
  • A good communicator, organised and self-motivated.
  • Confident public speaker and willing to talk digitally in front of sometimes large groups of children and young people.
  • People with time to deliver talks during the day


Benefits to you:

  • You’ll be helping pets to have healthy, happy lives.
  • A chance to inspire children and young people to make better choices for pets.
  • You will be given a resource kit, polo shirt and a Blue Cross email address.
  • Training via e-learning on Blue Cross work, basic pet care and tips on speaking to children and young people.
  • Ongoing support and training through e-learning, webinars, FB activities, mentoring from your Education Officer and optional volunteer meet ups
  • Gain practical skills and experience for your CV.
  • Join a great team of like-minded people.


Time commitment: We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of six talks per year, which equates to one a term.


This home-based opportunity is available nationwide across the UK.