Could you help us organise outings that for disadvantaged families in Reading
Coordination / Projects volunteer needed for Reading Family Aid
Do you like organising things? Would you enjoy the challenge of safely and efficiently get up to 300 people from several different organisations to and from a theme park or zoo?
We are looking for someone to take on the role of organising the outings that we do for disadvantaged families in the Reading area.
We typically organise 4 outings each year each involving 100 to 300 people from several different organisations.
The work involves:
- establishing the Outings Plan for the year with the Committee
- negotiating prices and booking the venues, coaches and entertainment
- communicating with the various attending organisations with regard to numbers, pick up points and times etc.
- being responsible for the Outing on the day
You must have excellent organisational, interpersonal and computer skills.
You must have time to do all of this – including time during the day to make phone calls, deal with urgent emails and to go on the outings.
Each outing will take a few days of your time to organise.
It would suit a part-time or recently retired Project Manager, Business Professional, Administrator or PA.
Across 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 can work at any time to suit yourself although some phone calls will need to made during the working day. Additionally Committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30 in the town centre.
Coordination / Projects
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloPrecise and methodicalDecisiveLeaderNegotiatorCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Training will be provided by the current Outings Organiser
Description of support
The current Outings Organiser will be there to provide a smooth handover and ongoing support.
Description of expenses
Any reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid.
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
28 February 2018
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