Volunteering opportunity

Office Support (Regulated) - Plymouth PL5

Purpose of opportunity:
General administration/office/reception duties
Answering and re-directing calls and greeting visitors/ parents and children to the centre
The Children's Centre¿s aim to support local families and children with offering a base for midwifery, family support work, parent groups etc with a view to engaging and supporting families access support and advice services and overcome any barriers to positive family lives.

Key activities:
To be a positive friendly first point of contact and engagement for visitors to the centre(s)
Sign visitors/parents into building and sessions
Re-direct telephone calls appropriately or positively take messages and pass on swiftly
Assist centre staff with general office and service administration tasks to help maintain accurate appropriate information for the mutual benefit of the centre and parents and families.

Attitude/skills/knowledge required:
Experience of being with children
Practical skills
IT / Administration skills
People skills
Positive, adaptable engagement attitude to children and parents

Training, support or other benefits available:
Barnardo's general Volunteer Induction
Core 1 Safeguarding Training Day
Barnardo's IT & E-learning courses (in-house)
On-going staff support

Volunteering can be beneficial in personal and career development skills, gaining insight to the work of family work and developing experiences and skills whilst also being a positive opportunity to meet people and help support the local community.


Cluster 4 Fourwoods CC West Park PL5 1RH Tamar Folk CC The Barn, Barne Barton PL5 2LN


Period covered by opportunity:

Days/Hours/ Time commitment:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Morning, afternoon

Minimum Age: 18 years

Can be offered

Enhanced disclosure applies

Child and Adult Workforce applies