The Maintenance Officer for this volunteering position collaborates with the Manager to ensure Refuge equipment, buildings and structures are adequately maintained. They maintain effective communication with the Manager regarding their tasks and suggestions for improvement to the physical Refuge environment. This role contributes greatly to the visual appeal of a refuge for visitors and volunteers as well as to its future sustainability.
This volunteering position requires the general maintenance tasks such as basic repairs to refuge property, animal spaces and equipment, and the general refuge environment. Maintaining public spaces to ensure a presentable and safe environment for refuge visitors, volunteers and staff, such as using the blower to clear leaves, keeping pathways clear. it requires maintenance of buildings such as organising and clearing of guttering. It also requires assistance with mowing and edging public areas and working alongside gardening volunteers on projects as required, advising the manager when a dump run is needed and disposing of the relevant items and gardening debris. You will pick up larger donated or purchased items as required. You will be involved in cleaning and maintaining equipment and maintenance work spaces. You will be involved in advising the manager when equipment needs repairing or replacing, reporting maintenance needs to the manager and Other maintenance related tasks as required.
Requirements: A Drivers license and own transport is necessary for this role as we have no public transport available. You will also be required to occasionally travel to purchase resources to repair items.
Duration: Regular – More than 6 months.
Training: On the job training from staff and volunteers.
Availability: This role will require a minimum weekly visit to a refuge, and suitable hours to ensure the work is completed. These days and times can vary, and may be set by the volunteer.
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