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Volunteer Office Administrator

Garden Organic
Coventry

Posted: 5 May 2023

Deadline: 19 Jun 2023

Compensation: Volunteer

Unpaid Volunteer

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Job description

We're looking for an Office Administration Volunteer to support the wider Garden Organic team based in the office and around the UK, in a variety of tasks from preparing materials needed for events, updating spreadsheets to basic reception duties.

Location: Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3LG

About Garden Organic

Garden Organic is the UK's leading organic growing charity and has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for over 60 years. We aim to nurture and grow a movement of people and organisations that take practical action to conserve seeds, nurture soil, make compost and reduce waste and share organic gardening know-how and the benefit of human and planetary health.

Our simple message is this – organic practice, including composting, is the fastest way to repay our debt to nature and deliver biodiversity improvement in the context of land management.

What is an Administration Volunteer?

Working as part of a team, our Administration Volunteers support the wider Garden Organic team based in the office and around the UK, in a variety of tasks from preparing materials needed for events, updating spreadsheets to basic reception duties.

Why volunteer for Garden Organic?

Ryton Gardens lies at the heart of our work to promote organic gardening, offering volunteers the chance to make a real contribution in a beautiful and unique setting. In supporting our wider team, you will help present a professional and friendly organisation that visitors will come to time and time again. Enjoy the company of a friendly group of like-minded people or use your time with us as a steppingstone into work or college.

What’s in it for you?

  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meeting people from all walks of life
  • Gaining new skills
  • Developing your CV
  • Knowing you are helping to support our work.

What’s involved?

Tasks can be variable depending on our needs but can include:

  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Ordering of stationery and refreshments
  • Updating spreadsheets and databases as necessary
  • Filing, photocopying, scanning, and shredding
  • Preparing mailings or resources for events
  • Answering the telephone
  • Covering reception when needed
  • Helping with other administrative duties as and when required
  • Volunteers may occasionally be asked to assist in other departments.

This role will suit people who:

  • Have good communication and listening skills.
  • Have a cheerful, outgoing, and confident demeanor.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • Have a positive, organised and flexible approach to work.
  • Have some experience of word processing, database, and email software.
  • Have some experience of working in an office environment.

What do we offer our volunteers?

  • Full induction to Garden Organic
  • Appropriate support and supervision
  • Relevant training
  • Reasonable travel expenses.
  • Membership of Garden Organic*
  • Job References

Application information

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover letter to: Zoe Duffy enquiry@gardenorganic.org.uk Tel. 024 7630 3517

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About Garden Organic

Garden Organic, the working name of the Henry Doubleday Research Association, is a registered charity in England and Wales