Help people distressed by the burden of debt turn their lives around
Finance volunteers needed for Reading Frontline
Reading Frontline seeks volunteers to provide debt and benefit advice from their office in the centre of Reading.
The procedures we have developed use standard forms and letters in Excel and Word, so a basic knowledge of this software together with computer literacy and keyboard skills is required.
Working with clients distressed by the burden of debt will require a sympathetic and patient approach.
Negotiating skills would be an advantage in establishing repayment plans with creditors.
Basic finance and budgeting skills would also be helpful.
Full training and ongoing support will be provided in debt management and benefit advice. There is always full backup and support available as you work with clients.
If you like helping people and turning their lives around, then this is an ideal opportunity for you.
Location address line 1
84 Queens Road
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PM
Any of these times
Will suit someone like this:
Likes team workKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodicalDecisiveNegotiatorGood sense of humourSociableSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
A 2 day introductory training course supplemented by on the job training and periodic training days
Description of support
Locally from the branch manager and team members backed up by telephone support from HQ
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
5 December 2016