A new Volunteer Development Officer for the South East!
Hello, everyone! By the time you read this, you will either be hurtling towards a festive break or we will have welcomed in a brand New Year! However you spend the season, I hope it is really enjoyable for you.
I just wanted to introduce myself as we near the end of 2018, as a new member of the South East regional team. I have worked with volunteers throughout my career to date, both locally and nationally, and, up until now, I have mostly dedicated my time to companion animal welfare – dogs, cats and other pets! I have worked in various roles, including ‘hands on’ in rescue, which has also allowed me to learn about wildlife rehabilitation (including helping a large number of gulls last summer when I lived on the North coast of Cornwall!). I also volunteer myself, supporting a local project to engage people with local marine life (I live in Worthing, by the sea) and am also part of a group to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the town.
You will learn that I have a particular passion for hedgehogs, having worked in my local hedgehog hospital, and, of course, conservation work around our native wildlife species, and the importance of woodland habitat, really drives me on in the work that I will be involved in for the Woodland Trust. The natural world means a great deal to me and I can’t wait to make a contribution to the amazing work of the South East team and the wider organisation.
If you have any questions at all about what my role involves or how I can help you as Volunteer Development Officer, please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will really look forward to meeting you in 2019! Merry Christmas!