The Reader Vacancy: Volunteer Reception Assistant

Volunteer expenses: Travel expenses will be provided as per the TRO’s Expenses Policy

Time commitment per week: Minimum 3 hours

Length of role: Ongoing, minimum 6 months commitment

As a Volunteer Reception Assistant, you will be the first port of call for any visitors to The Reader at Calderstones Park. You will create a good impression so above anything else you’ll need to have a good rapport with many different types of people,helping them to feel looked after and at ease.

Key Responsibilities

  • Answering the telephone, taking and relaying messages
  • Greeting visitors in a welcoming and friendly manner, offering them refreshments, and directing them to the right location
  • Monitoring those entering and exiting the building
  • Keeping the reception area tidy
  • Providing information about The Reader, Calderstones, and activities going on in and around the park
  • Providing assistance at The Reader events
  • Providing general clerical and administrative support as required

What you will get out of it

  • Internal and external training
  • Opportunities to meet and work with new people
  • The opportunity to use existing skills and gain new ones
  • Attendance at regular Get Into Reading groups and volunteer events

Email eameeboden@thereader.org.uk to find out more or express interest in this role, or phone the head office at 0151 729 2200.

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