Get Involved with the Volunteer Skills Development Program
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre works to promote the independence of persons living with all forms of disabilities, and at the heart of this are our wonderful volunteers.
Are you eager for an opportunity to learn and practice office skills for future employment? Are you interested in working in a fun, light-hearted environment with lots of wonderful people? Are you looking for a way to contribute and give back to the persons with disabilities community? If so, then consider registering with the Volunteer Skills Development Program at the Victoria Disability Resource Centre!
We are looking for kind, courteous, dedicated individuals to volunteer in our front office.
Hours available are Monday to Friday, 9:00am– 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 4:00pm.
Front Desk Administrators
Front Desk Administrators answer the phones and greet walk-ins. They listen to the client’s situation and ensure they are referred to the proper source of assistance. This task requires a strong ability to listen attentively and make prompt assessments about where to refer the client. They also sort through all incoming and outgoing mail and maintain a comprehensive log.
Parking Permit Desk Administrators
Parking Permit Desk Administrators process and distribute parking placards for people with disabilities, either in person or over the phone. They handle any incoming money and maintain thorough electronic and hard copy records of everyone who buys a placard from us. Volunteers work two at a time at the parking permit desk during each shift, so there will be plenty of opportunity for experience in working with others.
There may also be opportunities that come up for other volunteer jobs, as the need arises.
Benefits of Volunteering
Our volunteer positions provide valuable experience in customer service and gaining knowledge of community resources. There will be plenty of opportunity to develop key office skills, such as:
- data entry
- file management
- practice using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Access Database.)
The Victoria Disability Resource Centre is a perfect place to gain work experience in such fields as administration, the non-profit sector, and working with the public, all in a light-hearted work environment with a warm and friendly staff.
Apply to be a Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and forward to our office by e-mail, fax or mail.
Or you can apply to be a volunteer online.
A criminal record check will be required, which we will help get processed.
For more information contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.