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Become our new Outings Organiser and help us put a smile on the faces of disadvantaged children in Reading

Coordination / Projects volunteer needed for Reading Family Aid

Our mission is to put a smile on the faces of disadvantaged children in the Reading area

As part of this mission we organise up to 4 outings each year for disadvantaged Reading children and we are looking for someone to take on responsibility for organising some or all of these.

We typically go to theme parks, zoos, activity centres, animal parks, the seaside, a panto etc

The work involves:
– agreeing plans with the committee
– establishing costs
– booking venues and coaches
– communicating with the various organisations who will identify and bring the families
– purchasing entry tickets and booking coaches
– managing the outing on the day

You must have good organisational, interpersonal and computer skills involving email, internet usage, Word and Excel.

You must have time to do all of this – including some daytime to make phone calls, deal with urgent emails and to go on the outings. Each outing will take a few days of your time.

It would suit a part time or recently retired Project Manager, Business Professional, Administrator or PA.

There is minimal contact with the families as we always work through other organisations – charities, schools & churches.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Ruth Perkins , Chair
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07760314272
Contact instructions?
Please email initially giving information about your interest and relevant experience in work or volunteering

Location description
Reading and district
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
You must be available to go on the Outings which are always in School holidays. You must be available for committee meetings which are on the first Thursday evening in each month.
Task type?
Coordination / Projects
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalLeaderCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Handover from existing Outings Organiser
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
from existing person and others on the committee
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
any reasonable out of pocket expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
25
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
7 August 2018

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