How to become a Volunteer Administrative Assistant

1-2 days a week
Entry level

Thinking of spending some time as a Volunteer Administrative Assistant?

As an Administrative Assistant, you could be working anywhere – but what if you could put those skills to use in an environment that lets you do a bit of good? Volunteering as an Administration Assistant in a small charity means you'll be working closely with a team of passionate and dedicated people who are working hard to make a difference. Although you may only be asked to help a couple days a week, your support is invaluable because you'll be helping to keep the office fully stocked and fully functioning. Duties could be anything from booking meetings to dealing with public inquiries and data entry.

The benefits of being a Volunteer Administrative Assistant

How you’re helping

  • Keep a small charity organised and running smoothly
  • Help a charity make a real difference

What you’re gaining

  • Insight into the ins and outs of working for a charity
  • Experience in a number of areas within a charity such as marketing, events and fundraising

Development and growth

Skills you’ll need

  • Experience handling and managing data
  • Impeccable organisational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)

Skills you’ll gain

  • Experience using programs that charities use in their day-to-day activities
  • A results-oriented mindset
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships in diverse organisations

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