Provide a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors

Reception / Meet and greet volunteers needed for Launchpad Reading in RG1

Could you be the smiling face welcoming people to Launchpad?

Launchpad is a charity that helps some of Reading’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around and fulfil their potential. We house, support and empower people so they can make this change.

We’re looking for 3 Meet & Greet Volunteers to join our Supported Housing Team and help with greeting our clients, volunteers and the public visiting Launchpad. The Volunteers will be assisting the Supported Housing Team in delivering this vital service, by helping to manage the large volume of face-face and telephone enquiries and visitors we receive each day. In addition volunteers will be asked to assist with some basic admin tasks.

The perfect candidate for this role will be a warm, friendly individual, with good verbal and written communication skills, and be a good listener. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential.

Previous experience working with our client group would be ideal (but not essential).

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Jonjo
Lastname
Warrick
Contact person's position
Volunteer Coordinator
Their phone number?
01189 507 656
Contact instructions?
If you want to know more about this voluntary role, please email and quote reference AR0001.
Location address line 1
Launchpad
Line 2
The Stables 1a Merchants Place
Town
Reading
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 PMThu AMThu PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The role will run from 9:30am–4:00pm, and the days we need to fill are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Task type?
Reception / Meet and greet
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSociablePatientSupportiveCommunicatorEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Induction Plan; Training on the role.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Staff member shadowing; Newsletter; Regular 1-to-1 Meetings; Volunteer Peer Group Meetings
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel and Lunch
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?
3
Opportunity added on
8 April 2016