Volunteer Group Leader (Surrey) – Compassion in World Farming - Posted 16.01.20
Volunteer Group Leader (Surrey) – Compassion in World Farming
Are you an animal lover passionate improving the lives of farm animals? Do you want to meet like minded individuals and together campaign against factory farming and fund-raise for change? Do you live in Surrey? This may be the volunteer role for you!
Compassion in World Farming was founded 50 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming.
Today we campaign peacefully to end all factory farming practices. We believe that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialised approach – so we are relentlessly focused on ending factory farming.
Why do we need you?
We need a passionate, enthusiastic and committed individual to run our fantastic Compassion in Surrey volunteer group.
Whether you are an experienced fundraiser or if you have never done anything like this before, we will support you and your group every step of the way!
The reason we decided to start forming local groups was to create a support structure for our volunteers. Bringing people together in local areas helps form tight knit support groups and forges relations with like-minded people in local communities.
What activities could you be involved in?
- Organising regular meetings with group members
- Setting up fundraising stalls at local events, car boot sales etc.
- Running or participating in sponsored events
- Holding coffee mornings or cake sales
- Getting collection tins into ethical locations
- Conducting street collections (we can help with licenses)
- Setting up displays in libraries or at fetes or fayres (We can help with materials)
- Lobbying your MP and other political decision-makers
- Conducting talks in schools, clubs etc. (We offer free no-obligation training)
- Campaigning against factory farm planning applications
What can you gain from this opportunity?
- Opportunity to make real change for farm animals
- Making connections with other passionate individuals
- Ongoing support and supervision
- Speaker training is offered for those wanting to conduct talks
- Experience of volunteering for an International charity
- We will reimburse you for all pre-agreed out-of-pocket expenses in accordance with our Expenses Policy
What are we looking for?
- Must have a passion for farm animal welfare
- Someone friendly and approachable with good people skills
- Someone organised and driven
- Currently living in Surrey
How much time should you offer?
Running a local group involves as much or as little as you would like it to. We do not ask for specific time commitments and are keen for you to support us in whatever way you like.
If you think you would be perfect for this role then please register your interest here and we will get in contact with you for the next steps.
We look forward to welcoming you to Team Compassion!