Southwark Diocesan Welcare

Registered Charity Number: 1107859
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Volunteer Admin Officer – Richmond

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

We are recruiting a volunteer to provide administrative support at our office in East Sheen supporting our workers covering the borough of Richmond. An Admin Officer is a volunteer who takes on significant responsibility for the running of the office. This may include archiving, responding to correspondence, maintaining the office diary, or representing the staff at Friend’s committee meetings.

Primary Duties

  • Co-ordinate the office diary and assist in the maintaining of the lone working policy
  • Provide administrative support and expertise
  • Assist the family support staff with maintaining files, typing, proof reading
  • The role will also involve some reception duties, including answering the phone, welcoming visitors and ensuring meeting rooms are prepared
  • Process all general correspondence
  • Ensure the effective record keeping of donations and our voucher system
  • Monitor stationary levels and liaise with Welcare’s central office
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations

Personal Specific

  • Enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding and confidentiality
  • Commitment and reliability
  • Excellent typing and proof reading skills
  • A high standard of written English
  • Good telephone manner
  • The ability to prioritise work
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Grade A-C GCSE English or relevant professional qualification
  • A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the key principles of Data Protection
  • Previous experience of providing administrative support

Time Requirements

Volunteers should be able to commit to 2 days a week. All volunteers will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 14 hours training over a 12 week period.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org

Volunteer Family Support Assistants – Bromley

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

We are recruiting volunteers to assist our staff in the delivery of personalised support plans to improve the well-being of some of the local community’s most vulnerable children and families.

Family Support Assistants are an integral and committed part of the Family Support Team. In collaboration with the designated Case Holder, they provide practical or emotional support to families. Volunteer Family Support Assistants assist with case work management and are tasked with assisting a family address a specific issue. Family Support Assistants often possess a high level of previous experience engaging with families experience challenges. The role can include; accompanying a parent to appointments, liaising with other agencies and volunteering directly with the family to help prepare them for key meetings. Volunteers will encourage and assist the service user to develop their ability to successfully parent their children.

Primary Duties

  • Provide practical support for parents to improve their home environment by assisting with budgeting, housework and organisational skills
  • Develop an awareness of the resources available in the local community and where appropriate encourage the parents/carer to access the resources in their community
  • Support the family on a specific targeted area within the family’s personalised support plan
  • Help the family to prepare for appointments and where appropriate accompany family members to their appointments
  • Support parents/carers improve their relationship with their children
  • Support parents/carers to set boundaries for their children
  • Support parents/carers to develop strategies to deal with their children’s challenging behaviour and to establish routines
  • Liaise with other professionals/agencies to contribute to the work plan
  • Keep regular reports and files up to date in accordance with Welcare’s File Recording Policy

Person Specification

  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including basic I.T. skills
  • The ability to remain calm in sometimes challenging situations
  • A clear understanding of the need to maintain boundaries within a professional framework
  • An ability to work independently
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding and child protection
  • Approachable, empathic and emotionally mature
  • Reliable with good organisational skills and excellent time keeping
  • Accurate recording and observation skills

Time Requirements

You should be able to commit to between 5 hours and 15 hours per week. You will receive full training and must commit to attend 48 hours of training over an 8 to 12 week period. Training will take place over a range of evenings (4) and occasional weekdays or weekends at Welcare Central Office.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form tovolunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org

Volunteer Child Mentor – Bromley

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

A volunteer Child Mentor meets one-to-one with a child to engage in positive and fun activities. By giving a few hours every two weeks, a Mentor is able to make a considerable, positive impact on a child’s life.

Primary Duties

  • To mentor the child providing them with mature emotional support and an opportunity to explore new activities and widen their aspirations
  • To help build the child’s interpersonal skills and confidence through social and educational activities
  • To give encouragement and support
  • To attend the twice yearly volunteer get togethers
  • To ensure you engage fully with the project and maintain records and reports on your activities
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • To follow advice from line manager and engage in regular supervision

 

Person Specific

  • Understanding and enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Effective communication skills
  • Reliability and emotional maturity
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity
  • Ability to work independently
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
  • Approachable and caring
  • Good recording and observation skills
  • Commitment
  • The ability to problem solve and an openness to exploring different approaches to motivating and encouraging young people
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Emotional maturity

Time requirements

Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hours every two weeks for one year. All volunteers will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 24 hours training over a 12 week period.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org

Volunteer Buddy – Bromley

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

Volunteer Buddys provide practical support and guidance to a parent or carer. Buddys are matched with a parent or carer for up to three months. They meet in the family home once a week to help with practical tasks. Volunteer Buddys are happy to roll up their sleeves and work alongside the parent, exploring with a family how improving their home environment can make a radical impact on their life. Buddy’s will report regularly to their supervising support worker. After three months supporting one family, the Buddy is then matched with a new family.

Primary Duties

  • To mentor the parent in healthy living and help them develop the skills for a safe and happy home
  • To help foster an appreciation for good housekeeping and structure within the family home
  • Practical activities may include helping create routines, washing, shopping, cleaning etc.
  • To give friendly support and encouragement to overcome challenges and help develop skills which may include budgeting or housework.
  • Ensure observations are correctly reported to the Family Support Worker
  • Assist the family in maintaining routines
  • To give encouragement and support
  • To attend the twice yearly volunteer ‘get-togethers’ with other volunteers
  • To ensure you engage fully with the project and maintain records and reports on your activities
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • To follow advice from line manager and engage in regular supervision

Person Specification

  • Enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Effective communication skills
  • Reliability and emotional maturity
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity
  • Ability to work independently
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
  • Approachable and caring
  • Good recording and observation skills
  • Commitment
  • The ability to problem solve and an openness to explore different approaches to housekeeping
  • A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity

Time Requirements

You should be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week. You will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 24 hours training over a 12 week period.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org

Volunteer Admin Officer – Bromley

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

We are recruiting a volunteer to provide administrative support at our office in St Barnabas Church, Rushet Road, Orpington supporting our workers covering the borough of Bromley. An Admin Officer is a volunteer who takes on significant responsibility for the running of the office. This may include archiving, responding to correspondence, maintaining the office diary, or representing the staff at Friend’s committee meetings.

Primary Duties

  • Co-ordinate the office diary and assist in the maintaining of the lone working policy
  • Provide administrative support and expertise
  • Assist the family support staff with maintaining files, typing, proof reading
  • The role will also involve some reception duties, including answering the phone, welcoming visitors and ensuring meeting rooms are prepared
  • Process all general correspondence
  • Ensure the effective record keeping of donations and our voucher system
  • Monitor stationary levels and liaise with Welcare’s central office
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations

Personal Specific

  • Enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding and confidentiality
  • Commitment and reliability
  • Excellent typing and proof reading skills
  • A high standard of written English
  • Good telephone manner
  • The ability to prioritise work
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Grade A-C GCSE English or relevant professional qualification
  • A knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the key principles of Data Protection
  • Previous experience of providing administrative support

Time Requirements

Volunteers should be able to commit to 2 days a week. All volunteers will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 14 hours training over a 12 week period.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org

Volunteer Admin Assistant – Greenwich

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

We are recruiting a volunteer to provide administrative support at our office in Woolwich Arsenal supporting our workers covering the borough of Greenwich. Responsibilities can include answering the phone, typing up minutes, filing, preparing mail shots or responding to correspondence. This role offers a volunteer the opportunity to utilise their current skills and expand their administrative experience.

Primary Duties

  • A friendly and dedicated individual to help provide administrative support
  • The role will include helping with maintaining files, typing, proof reading
  • The role will involve some reception duties, including answering the phone, welcoming visitors and ensuring meeting rooms are prepared
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • Preparing training materials and assisting in the delivery of training sessions

Personal Specific

  • Enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding and confidentiality
  • Commitment and Reliability
  • Excellent typing and proof reading skills
  • A high standard of written English
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Grade A-C GCSE English or relevant professional qualification
  • An enthusiasm to expand their administrative skills and experience.

 

 

Time Requirements

Volunteers should be able to commit to 1-2 days a week. All volunteers will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 14 hours training over a 12 week period.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org

Volunteer Buddy – Greenwich

Appeal location: Nationwide

Required Dates and Days

Needed for Sep 2015 - Jan 2016

Time M T W T F S S
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Closing date: 31 Jan 2016

A Volunteer Buddy provides practical support and guidance to a parent or carer. Buddy’s are matched with a parent or career for up to three months. They meet them in the family home once a week to help with practical tasks. A Buddy is a volunteer who is happy to roll up their sleeves and work alongside the parent or carer, exploring with a family how improving their home environment can have a radical impact on their life. Buddy’s will report regularly to their supervising support worker. After three months supporting one family, the Buddy is then matched with a new family.

Primary Duties

  • To mentor the parent in healthy living and help them develop the skills for a safe and happy home
  • To help foster an appreciation for good housekeeping and structure within the family home
  • Practical activities may include helping create routines, washing, shopping, cleaning etc.
  • To give friendly support and encouragement to overcome challenges and help develop skills which may include budgeting or housework
  • Ensure observations are correctly reported to the Family Support Worker
  • Assist the family in maintaining routines
  • To give encouragement and support
  • To attend the twice yearly volunteer get-togethers
  • To ensure you engage fully with the project and maintain records and reports on your activities
  • To operate within all relevant policies and guidelines, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality, safeguarding regulations
  • To follow advice from line manager and engage in regular supervision

Person Specification

  • Enthusiasm for Welcare and its mission
  • Effective communication skills
  • Reliability and emotional maturity
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to work independently
  • An understanding of the importance of safeguarding
  • Approachable and caring
  • Good recording and observation skills
  • Commitment
  • The ability to problem solve and an openness to explore different approaches to housekeeping
  • A good grasp of boundaries and the ability to work in a friendly yet professional capacity

Time Requirements

You should be able to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week. You will receive full training and must commit to attend a minimum of 24 hours training over a 12 week period.

To apply

Download our volunteer application form below and email the form to volunteering@welcare.org. Please apply at any time, interviews are held on an ongoing basis.

Complain about this request

Volunteer Location:

London (Greater London), SW9 6XN

If you would like to fulfil this request, please contact Paul Vitty at the charity directly: volunteering@welcare.org