SS17, Stanford-le-Hope
Job description

Administration Volunteer (Thurrock & Basildon)

Using their interpersonal and organisational skills, our Administration Volunteers are the linchpin for all local group activity. They act as the first point of contact for the group and play an important role in keeping the group’s data and details up to date to comply with data protection legislation.


We’re the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. Our volunteers are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital. Join us.

About this opportunity
Would you like to make a positive difference to the live s of people affected by MS? Are you a keen organiser who could support a small team of volunteers with the running of the group? If so, then you're the person we need!

We are looking to recruit an Administration Volunteer for the Thurrock and Basildon Group. As an Administration Volunteer you will be organising the admin of a group and ensuring group volunteers are aware of current agreements and activities.

The role is varied but will typically involve accessing the group MS Society Email and Portal accounts, keeping records and data up to date, preparing mail-outs, taking notes at meetings and booking venues for meetings and activities.

You will be joining a brand new team of volunteers who will meet regularly to plan and deliver a variety of events, activities and services with and for people affected by multiple sclerosis across the area we cover.

The group currently provides a regular social, but with a new volunteering team in place we will be looking to offer a range of services which could include a grants programme, information and signposting, a quarterly newsletter, an active Facebook page, complementary therapies and much more. We will also fundraise throughout the year to ensure we are able to provide these activities. We're very passionate about making sure that people affected by MS across the area have access to all of the above and we are really keen to welcome you on board with the team to help us do even more.

So if you'd like to make a big difference, please get in touch with us today!

You will be volunteering at home and will be able to meet up with our volunteer Coordinating Team each month to take the notes. We are very flexible about the hours and days you volunteer because we understand that you have other commitments, but the anticipated time for this role is expected to be approximately 6-12 hours per month.

You will receive a welcome pack and volunteer induction, as well as regular support from a local member of staff. You’ll also have opportunities to attend volunteer forums to meet with other volunteers, share learning and experiences and receive national updates. Out of pocket expenses can be claimed in line with our expenses policy.

We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS. This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.

About you
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be a keen organiser of admin and record keeping and willing to share information with others.

You’ll be comfortable using the internet and email, be able to communicate clearly in written and spoken English and understand the importance of keeping people’s personal data safe. You’ll also be comfortable taking, typing up and distributing meeting notes.

You’ll need to be based in or near the areas Thurrock and Basildon to carry out this role.

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The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.


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Posted on: 08 October 2019
Closed date: 06 January 2020
Job ref: 84511VCHJ
Tags: Admin, Social Care/Development