Can you make a difference to some of Reading’s most disadvantaged people?

Administration volunteers needed for Launchpad Reading in RG1

Launchpad supports people facing homelessness in Reading, and our Supported Housing and Floating Support Teams work to house, support and empower those individuals to turn their lives around.

Launchpad Admin

We’re currently looking for Admin Volunteers to join both Teams and assist them in their vital work.

The role will allow you to gain experience in a busy office, working on a computer, answering telephone enquiries and archiving. It will also give you the chance to work with and support some of Reading’s most vulnerable people.

We’re looking for Volunteers who can give us 4 hours per week and they should be a warm individual with a sympathetic ear, a friendly telephone manner and basic computer skills.

Experience working with the client group is great, but not essential.

Want to know more about volunteering with Launchpad? Read Rob’s and Pam & Diane’s Volunteering Stories 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Sharon
Lastname
Mullis
Contact person's position
Volunteering & Projects Team Leader
Their phone number?
01189 507 656
Contact instructions?
Please email in the first instance
Location address line 1
Launchpad Reading
Line 2
1A Merchants Place
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 1DT

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Shifts run 11am-3pm
Task type?
Administration
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourPatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Plan with our Volunteer Co ordinator followed by team area detail training session with lead support staff
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular 1:1 meeting, access to volunteering newsletter and peer group support
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable travel and lunch expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
4
Opportunity added on
3 August 2016