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.
Reading and district
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
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
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.
Coordination / Projects
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific roleSelf organised/motivatedLikes team workHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalLeaderCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Handover from existing Outings Organiser
Description of support
from existing person and others on the committee
Description of expenses
any reasonable out of pocket expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
7 August 2018