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Opportunity Details

Civic & Community, Internships & Employment
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Offenders/Ex-offenders, People with Disabilities
Administrative Support/Clerical

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+, Skills: Customer Rel. / Front Desk / Reception, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Front Desk Receptionist

Receptionist needed once a week at busy Volunteer Center

The Volunteer Center is seeking friendly, personable and organized volunteers to assist the office manager with the following duties:
  • Answering inbound calls
  • Meeting and greeting Volunteer Center clients and direct them to the proper department
  • Assisting with mailings and other administrative duties, as needed
  • Assisting with office and facility scheduling
  • Collaborating on event planning
  • Collecting press clipping and organizing the media binder
  • Opening mail and assisting with mail distribution 
How Will The Volunteer Make A Difference in The Community? The Volunteer Center is dedicated to transforming our community and ourselves through volunteerism and empowering everyone to be the difference. We operate 22 community based programs that deliver critical services to people in need, and additionally refer prospective volunteers looking for positions to nonprofit agencies across Santa Cruz. As a volunteer office assistant, your support is vital in helping our organization meet our mission and connecting people with meaningful service opportunities in our community.

Shift days, times, and the expected time commitment:  
We have two shifts daily, Monday - Friday: 
Mornings from 9am to 1pm (or 12pm) Afternoons from 1pm to 5pm (or 4pm)
We ask volunteers to commit to 2 shifts per month for 3 months.

Training or orientation required: Initial orientation and training will be offered on an ongoing basis.

Volunteer Qualifications:
Friendly and personable; Punctual and able to commit to a minimum of 1 consistent shift per week; Able to multitask; Patient and persistent; Office experience is a plus, but we are willing to train and develop your office skills.  We also welcome retired volunteers! 

Minimum Age For Volunteers: 16

Volunteer Benefits:   The Volunteer Center is a very friendly environment with warm staff. Our office manager Jan will be devoted to supporting your professional development with ongoing training and mentoring. This is a busy office and will provide the volunteer with excellent experience as a receptionist and office assistant. Past volunteers have gained valuable experience that has helped them land jobs in the community. We also welcome retired or skilled volunteers!

Location of the Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, 1740 17th Ave Santa Cruz 95062

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Volunteer Supervisor:
  Jan Brady
Phone Contact:   (831)427-5070

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Volunteers needed through 6/30/2021

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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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