Information Volunteer

Be computer and internet literate - being confident to use a computer system, 7soft Office, Google and be a regular email user. Be confident to extract information from databases and the internet. Support others to do so and to input beneficiary data into Legion systems as required. Be committed to equality and diversity. The Royal British Legion is going through the most exciting time in its 92 year history as we launch a range of new volunteer roles to better meet our beneficiaries' needs. In this role, you'd be supporting your local Area team of staff and fellow volunteers, at our brand new Advice and Information centre, in giving information to beneficiaries and members of the public. There will be ongoing day to day support from the Area Team. You can expect an induction, role-specific training and ongoing support. You will of course be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses. Volunteering with the Legion gives you the opportunity to develop and learn new skills, enhance your CV, make new friends and have an enjoyable and rewarding experience at the same time. You'll gain experience of how a large, successful international charity works, You'll also meet hugely inspiring supporters, other volunteers and Armed Forces heroes and will help to make a lasting difference to people's lives. Please provide details of any skills/qualifications that may be needed to participate in this opportunity or which could be developed through this opportunity: As an Information Volunteer, you will provide information to individuals eligible for Legion assistance to help them to access the right support in a timely and seamless way in areas such as finance, employment, health or housing advice or overcoming temporary crises. For this role we are looking for someone who is committed to our mission and values, enjoys meeting people and has good interpersonal skills. We would expect you to be a reliable and dependable team player and to: Be computer and internet literate - being confident to use a computer system, 7soft Office, Google and be a regular email user. Be confident to extract information from databases and the internet. Support others to do so and to input beneficiary data into Legion systems as required. Be committed to equality and diversity.
Start date: 3rd January 2017
End date: 1st January 2020
Availability:

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Areas of Interest: Heritage, Art
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Providing advice
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Royal British Legion (The)
Organisation Profile: The Royal British Legion is concerned with the genaral welfare and benefit of ex-service personnel, their families and dependents.
Charity number: 219279