IAPWA are currently recruiting Educator volunteers to speak about our work in their local communities. In this role, volunteers will play a vital role in IAPWA’s work. The role will be supervised by the Fundraising Coordinator who is on hand to offer support and guidance. As an IAPWA Educator, any ideas for local involvement can be discussed with the Fundraising Coordinator, and full training and resources will be provided. You will play an important part in your local community highlighting IAPWA’s critical work and we hope you’ll be able to put your creative stamp on it as well as gain valuable experience.

Who will IAPWA Educators speak to? (This is just a guide)

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Local faith groups (churches, synagogues, mosques)
  • Local community groups (Rotary, Women’s Circle, Community Councils, cubs, rainbows)
  • Local companies who wish to learn more/potentially support us

Main tasks can include:

This is a varied role and you could do one, or all of the following activities:

  • Delivering talks to local community groups, schools and faith groups about the work of the charity and the ways in which they could help us achieve our goals
  • Attending cheque presentations on behalf of the charity to thank people and say a few words about how the money raised could be used to support our work
  • Signpost people to our website, social media and fundraising team
  • Raise awareness of the charity and our work through talking to friends, family and on social media

Time and expectations

This volunteer role does not have a specified number of hours allocated to it. The role is flexible and can work around your other commitments. We’d hope that our IAPWA Educators would be delivering 1-3 talks per month.

Skills required

  • Confident speaker with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Reliable and professional demeanour
  • Personable and friendly manner
  • Flexible and ability to work independently and on your own initiative
  • An interest in and passionate about IAPWAs work
  • A creative self-starter with ability to use your own initiative and work unsupervised
  • Familiar with IT applications (and access to your own laptop ideally)

Induction, Learning & Development

To enable you to take part in this opportunity, IAPWA will:

  • Put you in contact with our Fundraising team
  • Provide you with an IAPWA Educator’s handbook containing guidance and information
  • Provide extensive inductions and training
  • Pay “out of pocket” expenses in line with IAPWA’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of volunteering with IAPWA 

  • Supporting IAPWA in their work to improve animal welfare worldwide
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Be part of a great team
  • Build your confidence and develop transferable skills
  • Enhances your CV – we will provide references if necessary
  • Getting to know your local community


Tagged as: advocacy and outreach, community, research


IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals) is a UK-registered animal welfare charity dedicated to creating a better future for animals in need.

Our first project, established in 2009, is based in Borneo, where we provide a lifeline to thousands of dogs and cats every year in need of veterinary care and support. Our companion animal programmes have since developed in other countries, including Romania and Penang Island.

Our passion for all animals has also seen us develop many partnerships and launch campaigns to help other species. Wherever there is suffering, we aim to make a difference and with your support we can continue to protect and improve the welfare of animals worldwide.

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