We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to co-ordinate and lead our ever-growing group of volunteers in the Trust.
This role is to Lead the Greeter Volunteers on our 'Welcome Boat'. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and affinity to the waterways.
It will involve being on hand to talk to visitors enlightening them to the work that the Canal & River Trust carries out and inform them about the what, where, when and why of your local waterway, surrounding area and the charity as a whole.
As a Lead, you’ll work alongside staff and other volunteers to plan, promote, lead, deliver, evaluate and celebrate volunteering and volunteers in your local area/team. Lead Volunteers are increasingly important in providing the support, direction and organisation our volunteers need.
We provide the opportunity to gain experience or put your skills into practice to ensure the smooth day to day running of volunteer activities in your area and that our volunteers have the best experience possible.
This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, as such an appropriate selection process is in place
What skills are we looking for?
Strong people skills, including patience, listening and the ability to respond to volunteers' needs
Good organisational skills
Enthusiasm for the waterways and the Trust's values
Good understanding of health & safety principles
Experience of volunteering, especially working in a team desirable
Comfortable with IT
What will you get from us?
Through this role you will gain a strong set of skills and experience, ideal for those looking to gain practical work experience and increase their employability, or those keen to put existing skills to good use and pass on the benefits active volunteering can bring to others. Dedicated training and networking is an essential part of the role, and you’ll be supported by existing Leads and Trust staff as you develop your skills.
You will get to explore your local waterways and meet lots of new people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Training is as follows:
-A full induction to the Trust and the role.
-Lead Volunteer training package, including Health and Safety training, volunteer leadership, safeguarding, data management & communications.