Why we need you

To assist with office-based cover for our reception area providing an excellent first point of contact for our Charity. This is a key role as first impressions and a friendly welcome to everyone who contacts Jerry Green Dog Rescue is important.

What will you be doing?

  • Meeting and greeting visitors to the centre.
  • Providing a friendly and approachable environment where customers fell welcome and comfortable.
  • Taking receipt of donations from the public, thanking them for their generosity and recording the information so that we can thank then formally.
  • Giving an excellent customer service experience including helping people as they shop.
  • Answering enquiries from the public and other centres in person and on the phone.
  • Accurate taking and recording of messages.
  • Working as part of a team and making new friends.
  • Any other tasks relating to this role.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • You will need to have excellent customer care skills.
  • You will enjoy talking to people and building rapport.
  • Be empathetic and non-judgemental when dealing with customers who have come to hand their dogs into rescue, or are enquiring about doing so.
  • Possess a great telephone manner.
  • The ability to be polite and courteous at all times.
  • Be able to use a computer.
  • To be honest, reliable and punctual.
  • Ideally you will be able to work alone, or as a member of a team.
  • Have experience of an office environment and previous customer service experience would also be an advantage.
  • You must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Have a commitment to our core principles and procedures which will be explained.
  • Enjoy being around dogs, as a rescue dog or two often keeps you company on reception.
  • Some of our sites are not on a public transport network, so you may need to have your own transport. Please check with your local centre if this could be an issue for you.

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally a few hours a week, to cover either a morning or an afternoon.

 What support will I be given?

  • You will go through a full induction to the role
  • You will go through a skills check and shadow a member of staff doing the job
  • We will provide you with continuous support and guidance. 

What benefits can I expect?

  • The opportunity to enhance your CV, we will be happy to provide a reference regarding your volunteer contribution after 3 months should you require it
  • The opportunity to develop, learn new skills or build on existing ones
  • The opportunity of meeting new people
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a vital difference to our essential work

How do I apply?

Our online form can be accessed here - volunteer application form

If you prefer to print and send you application, you can do so here - Volunteer application form

Email [email protected] 

For more information or to contact your local Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre.