How do you begin volunteering at RESQ?
The first step: attending the RESQ Volunteer Induction
The first step to being a part of the RVP is signing up for a RESQ Volunteer Induction. One Sunday of every month, is dedicated to inducting new volunteers to RESQ which includes information about the organization: RESQ’s journey and vision moving forward, RESQ processes and protocols, about the RESQ helplines - responsive and preventive communication, a walk around the centre giving volunteers an insight into the overall work culture and environment at RESQ, basic requirements to volunteer at RESQ and filling up a Volunteer Questionnaire to assess their interest, skills, experience and availability.
The second step: showing up to volunteer regularly!
Post the induction, volunteers are selected based on their skill, availability and experience to join the RVP. Volunteers are kept in touch with through a private communication channel and volunteer for spots available on the days we request for their assistance. Once at RESQ, volunteers are assigned duties for the day. Volunteers initially shadow senior rehabbers, rescuers and veterinarians and once they are experienced enough (minimum 30 hours under a month), they move onto more independent tasks. While at RESQ, they record their work done in a Volunteer Log Book and the Volunteer Program Manager supervises and signs off the work they manage to complete at the end of the day.
For the organisation, volunteers add immense freshness and zest to the work we do with their willingness to learn and improvise. Creating volunteering opportunities also enable us to screen and relate to those who share the intensity of passion toward touching animal lives, alike. Because, today’s volunteers can become tomorrow’s team members, working consistently towards determining a better fate for animals in the future.
If you are someone that feels compassionately about animals or are looking for an opportunity to work with them, you can sign up for the RESQ Volunteer Induction Program now: https://forms.gle/hvvSdRf2zrZCp9Gf7