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About the organisation

Manor Garden Welfare Trust

Manor Gardens is a multicultural health and social care charity based in the heart of the community in North Islington, London. We:

• work with the most deprived and vulnerable people in Islington to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

• rehabilitate people who’ve had a stroke in our stroke club

• match volunteers to isolated older people in our Friendship Network

• support newly arrived communities to access health care

• run a Preschool.

• train local residents to cook and eat healthy meals and adopt healthier lifestyles.

• train volunteers as Mental Wellbeing Champions to open up a dialogue around mental wellbeing and break down taboos.

At Manor Gardens we have over 250 volunteers at any one time throughout the year, helping us be the beacon of community co-operation, working in the community to find mutual solutions to health and wellbeing challenges. We’ve made a difference to 7,371 beneficiaries last year and over 2,000 people a week come through the doors of the centre.

Application deadline: 

We are looking for volunteers who want to brush up their admin skills by volunteering in our busy public-facing community centre.

Tasks are varied and range from meeting and greeting, doing the post, topping up the tea bags and updating databases. You’ll also be answering the phone, taking deliveries and helping people find their way around.

It’s a lively, busy environment and gives an opportunity to meet a wide range of people in North Islington. It’s also a great chance to brush up your skills and help you get (back) into work.

Role Aim: 

To support our Centre Manager and Admin Assistant with the smooth running of our central administration team which also provides a Reception service for the many organisations housed within our centre.

Duties: 

We are looking for volunteers who want to brush up their admin skills by volunteering in our busy public-facing community centre.

Tasks are varied and range from meeting and greeting, doing the post, topping up the tea bags and updating databases. You’ll also be answering the phone, taking deliveries and helping people find their way around.

It’s a lively, busy environment and gives an opportunity to meet a wide range of people in North Islington. It’s also a great chance to brush up your skills and help you get (back) into work.

Skills needed: 

Basic administration skills. Ability to use a computer. Good organisational skills and ability to communicate with a wide range of people. People skills. Database skills a bonus.

Training: 

On the job training will be provided by the Centre Manager.

Location: 
From our centre 6-9 Manor Gardens, London N7 6LA
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
Weekdays 9-5 (not weekends)
Categories: 
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here