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Assistant Secretary Volunteer - Meals On Wheels Balaklava

  • Location: Balaklava SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    A day a week Monday - Friday Specific days and hours negotiable. * Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

  • Type of work
    • Administration & Office Management
  • Training

    As required

  • Requirements
    • National Police Certificate *

    Administration experience
    Skills required
    • Computer skills are an advantage, or willingness to learn
    • Ability to take minutes (do not have to be verbatim)
    • General secretarial and organisational skills.

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

As Assistant Secretary your tasks would include: • Preparing meeting agendas in conjunction with the Chair • Advising participants of meeting times and venues • Attending branch meetings and taking meeting minutes • Placing communications for volunteers on noticeboards and ensuring communications are passed on to the relevant volunteers • Providing a list of committee members and their positions to Central Office after each branch annual general meeting • Providing secretarial assistance to branch officers.

Time commitment • Preparation for and attendance at branch meetings including the annual general meeting • General secretarial assistance to branch officers where time permits • Attendance at conferences, workshops and training arranged by Central Office.

The successful applicant would need to be available for a day between Monday and Friday, specific days and hours negotiable. Training provided, and support is given from the Branch Support Officer at Central Office. If you have administration experience, or are willing to learn, and looking at volunteering as an on-going activity we would love to hear from you. We require a 12 month minimum commitment, so please only apply if available longer term.

Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit, community-based volunteer organisation working throughout South Australia. Since 1954, we have assisted many people in the community to live independently in their own homes by providing meals for up to 7 days. Delivering hot, delicious, nutritious 3 course meals on week-days and frozen meals for weekends, public holiday and other times when clients are away from home. Our clients include those who cannot cook or shop for themselves with ease, such as older people, people with a disability, carers or those recovering from an illness or injury.


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