Office Support Volunteer

Age UK Somerset

Name: Office Support Volunteer
Organisation: Age UK Somerset
Location: Ash House, Cook Way, Bindon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BJ
Type: Part Time
This role is flexible, you can choose a day that suits you.

Description

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the daily running of Age UK Somerset's head office in Taunton. The role will involve simple admin tasks such as data entry, making and answering telephone calls, filing and sending out information by post.

Full training will be provided and you will be supported by a member of staff.

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Organisation Description

Age UK Somerset exists only to help make life better for the older people of Somerset and North Somerset.

There is much to celebrate about getting older, but our later years can also prove challenging: loss of confidence, lack of mobility, financial pressures and suffering from loneliness and isolation are just some of the issues our local older people face.

We offer a wide range of popular and well-used services and activities specifically developed to meet the needs of the over 60s and we need Volunteers to help us run them. These include a popular Befriending service, an Information and Advice service, lots of fun activity sessions, social groups and sessions to build confidence with new skills such as cooking, or how to use a computer. These services can not be provided without our Volunteers.

WE NEED YOUR HELP….These services can only continue with your support.

Our current 100 for 100 campaign aims to find 100 new Volunteers to make 100 older people happier in time for Christmas!
Please visit: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/somerset/news-campaigns/100-for-100/ for more information.

As a Volunteer, whatever time you can afford to give and whichever of our many roles you decide suits you the best, your contribution will be helping more older people to enjoy a happier and healthier later life.


When

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Elderly

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Computers, Technology and Website Design
  • Marketing, PR and Media

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Having some basic computer skills and a good telephone manner would be helpful. The role will involve simple data entry, filing and making telephone calls to follow up on prospective volunteers' applications. The tasks are simple and training will be provided.


Benefits

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for work or wishing to gain some office experience. It would also provide a good insight to anyone wishing to embark on a career in Communications or Volunteer Management.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References