Volunteer

KidsOut depends on the generous support of volunteers, without which we would not be able to help the thousands of children that we do every year. You might like to spend a free morning every week helping us in our offices. The work is interesting and varied and we'll make use of your skills and experience. Volunteering with KidsOut is a good way to make use of any spare time you have, to give back to the community or to obtain some experience in a different industry to put on your CV.

The different pages in the left hand column will give you more information on the ways that volunteers currently support KidsOut. If you have a particular skill, trade or background that you feel would benefit KidsOut please use these pages to make a speculative enquiry.

Occasionally, KidsOut will advertise vacancies for specific volunteer roles, these can be found below:

Volunteer Co-ordinator

We are looking for a confident, self motivated and proactive individual to co-ordinate our volunteer scheme. This role is offered on a part-time basis with specific hours to be agreed.

Tasks involved:

To co-ordinate a team of volunteers. Liaise with the Volunteer Bureau and local Universities. To develop a recruitment and induction plan for volunteers. Plan individual programmes of work, support and training. Maintain an up to date menu of opportunities for volunteering and Internships. Support volunteers to raise their awareness of the ethos and services delivered by KidsOut.Match volunteers skills to appropriate work ensuring this involves a challenge and interest. Explore opportunities for training and development for yourself and volunteers.

Skills/Qualifications

Ability to engage with people in a professional and supportive manner. Effective organisational skills. Good written and oral communication. Demonstrate a commitment to KidsOut Charity and the development.

Please contact KidsOut on 01525 243210 or email info@kidsout.org.uk if you would like more information on how to apply this vacancy.

Data Entry and Research Volunteer

Tasks Involved

This role will involve working closely with the Director of Services. The task is to update an existing data base of charitable Trusts using the internet or telephone, recording information on Microsoft Excel and Word. Knowledge of Excel and Word is required. This role is based in Leighton Buzzard. The position is initially for two months on a flexible/part time basis and could lead to other voluntary opportunities or work experience.

Skills/Qualifications

This role requires a confident but friendly telephone manner and basic computer skills (internet research, Excel and Word experience). The role is initially for two months. Flexible/Part time volunteering will be considered.

Please contact KidsOut on 01525 243210 or email info@kidsout.org.uk if you would like more information on how to apply for this vacancy.

Internet Researcher

Tasks Involved

We have an opportunity for a researcher to search the Internet for exciting ways that the staff of the various companies who support KidsOut can fund raise. There are literally hundreds of ideas such as baking and selling cupcakes, Easter egg hunt, guess the weight of a cake, karaoke nights etc. We estimate this would take no more than 10 days, spread over just a few weeks and could be done at home if necessary, but preferably in the office at KidsOut.

Skills/Qualifications

The person undertaking this role must be IT literate with a good knowledge of Internet Explorer or equivilant. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office is also required.

Please contact KidsOut on 01525 243210 or email info@kidsout.org.uk if you would like more information on how to apply for this vacancy.