Vinnies Community Support Centres
Community Support Centres are a point of contact for people seeking assistance from the St Vincent de Paul Society. The Centres also provide administrative and practical support to Society members who, through the Society’s home visitation program, support people in their local community who are experiencing hardship or are marginalised.
As a Volunteer Administration Assistant, you will play a central role in the operations of the Centre, making a significant and valuable contribution to St Vincent de Paul.
The Volunteer Role The Administration Support Volunteer provides full-service reception and office duties including:
- Providing exceptional customer service;
- Maintaining high standards in all dealing with people seeking assistance, members and other stakeholders;
- Welcoming people seeking assistance & visitors to the Community Centre;
- Informing people seeking assistance about Vinnies services;
- General administration duties including filing, photocopying and emails;
- Assisting with special projects when required;
- Supporting the work of Conference members; and
- Building rapport with customers and stakeholders.
The volunteers we are seeking will ideally:
- Be a people person – welcoming, encouraging and positive;
- Be willing to work within the ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society;
- Be respectful of others and flexible in their attitude to work and the team;
- Have general administration skills, and a willingness to learn;
- Be initiative driven, reliable, punctual with a can-do attitude and sound decision-making skills;
- Be computer literate; and
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
We welcome those with previous office and general administration experience to share their skills with their fellow volunteers in the Centre.
Why join Vinnies as a volunteer
Volunteering is a great way to interact with like-minded people and build friendships.
Your contribution as a volunteer will bring you a feeling of satisfaction knowing you are working for an organisation that makes a difference for those in need. It will provide an opportunity for those who would like to gain office and administration training and experience and an avenue for you to share your expertise and talents.
Our volunteers are an integral part of the ongoing success of Vinnies services, and in achieving the goals outlined in the St Vincent de Paul NSW’s Strategic Plan.
If you are interested in becoming a much-valued Vinnies volunteer, please hit the APPLY button below.
The St Vincent de Paul Society (the Society) assists people experiencing poverty and inequality and works to shape a more just and compassionate society. We assist in offering “a hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation, and has developed clear, accountable and transparent Policy and Procedures to ensure that it complies with relevant legislation and that all children and young people who come into contact with the Society are kept safe and are supported to the best of our capacity.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Opportunity host and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.