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Volunteer Admin Support

Description of the role:

Our Special Friends helps people continue to benefit from animal companionship by providing practical and emotional support during illness, bereavement or other crises. We have recently moved into our new offices based at The British Racing School and would hugely benefit from some admin support so we can keep on top of all the work allowing us to focus on supporting vulnerable clients and their pets.
There is a lot of general administration suiting everyone's ability including scanning documents, creating and posting out welcome packs, making photo ID badges, counting collection tin money, planning events, answering the phone, data entry, sending thank you letters etc.
If something on her sparks your interest then we would love to speak to you. Some tasks can be done remotely without the need to come into the office.
We need someone for at least 4 hours a week between 9-5 Monday to Friday
Out of pocket travel expenses reimbursed
Small friendly team
We have pets in the office so need to check you are not allergic.
Possibility you can bring your own dog to the office (temperament will need to be assessed)

Opportunity Activities: Administration, Business, Management and Research, General and Helping
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Microsoft office package competence essential
Good written and spoken use of English
Ability to get yourself to the office (NB the office is located on the first floor of a building without a lift)
Excel desired
Experienced database user (desired)

What skills will be learned / gained?

Experience of working as part of a small busy office team
We can enhance existing skills in Word, Excel & Harlequin Database entry
Benefits of animal companionship and animal welfare

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Details of restriction:

Data access some roles 16-18 can be facilitated but would need to be able to get themselves to the British Racing School location

Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Welcome and H&S

Extra information:

The office is within the British Racing School with lots of car parking
The office is on the first Floor without access to a lift (some tasks can be carried out remotely based on skill & experience)
Toilets on ground floor
We will pay your agreed out of pocket expenses for travel

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Our Special Friends
Organisation Profile:

Our Special Friends (OSF) helps individuals facing difficult times, perhaps through illness, relationship breakdown or bereavement, to continue to benefit from the companionship of animals and raises awareness of the benefits of the human-animal bond. Founded by Higham-based vet Belinda Johnston, OSF supports the vital relationships between vulnerable individuals and their animals, working alongside human and animal health practitioners and social care as needed. Its volunteers provide a range of services to individuals in need of support, including dog-walking and offer other forms of practical help to enable pets to stay with their owner. They also visit individuals unable to keep an animal with their own dogs, help with the introduction of a new pet and give support around pet bereavement.