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Help us make our drop-in sessions a welcoming, warm and safe place to visit

Support volunteers needed for Parents and Children Together (PACT) in RG1

Volunteers enhance the service provision and experience for women at Alana House. This volunteer role is key in helping the drop in sessions and the various activities run smoothly and to be the most welcoming, warm and safe place for all women attending.

Tasks will include:

  • Preparing the drop-in area ready for us
  • answering the door and helping visitors to find where they need to go
  • greeting every woman and ensuring they are signed in
  • helping professional visitors coming in to provide a variety of services for the service users
  • showing visitors around the building
  • assisting with form filing and registration forms
  • making teas and coffees, washing up and keeping areas clean and tidy

The role will also involve helping Alana House Support Workers with the drop in sessions and any specifically organised activities, eg. arts and crafts sessions, creative writing etc

If you have excellent face to face communication and interpersonal skills with a warm and friendly manner and you are able to remain calm and flexible we would love to hear from you.

Having regard to the nature and context of the work, there is a genuine occupational requirement permitted under the Equality Act 2010 that this post is only available to women.

Find out more about how Alana House is empowering local women HERE

Contact person firstname
Sam Ward, Recruitment and Volunteering Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 402 1706
Location address line 1
2 Southern Court
Line 2
South Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 4QS

Map
Location description
Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
12.30pm - 3.30pm
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedGood sense of humourSociablePatientSupportive
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
informal on the job
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
informal and regular catch ups
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable and agreed such as travel
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?
Female
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
16 November 2016