Volunteer Opportunity
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Published 1 month ago

Administrative Support - Relief Committee

Remote, Volunteer must be in United States

Details

Time Commitment:A few hours per month
Recurrence:Recurring

Description

The British Charitable Society is a private foundation that helps British nationals in New England through emergencies by providing one-off relief and support.  First established back in 1816, we work across the six states to support British citizens and those from the British Overseas Territories who find themselves in crisis.  We're looking for new volunteers to support our critical work and you can help! 


Our Relief Committee screens all requests from eligible applicants looking for financial assistance, and provide guidance and hands-on support to people facing crisis or destitution.   They are looking for the right person to help on a voluntary basis with the administrative side of these functions, so that they can focus on fully supporting those people who need our help.  Duties assigned, which will take a small amount of your time, at your convenience,  will include:

 

  • Supporting the Relief Committee with general ad-hoc administrative tasks;
  • Maintaining efficient filing of records and reports and providing data towards reports for the Board of Directors;
  • Managing the Committee telephone account;
  • Routinely updating BCS information on 211 websites in each New England state;
  • Occasionally researching local support resources, such as shelters and government agencies, as needed.


Suitable candidates for the Relief Committee Administrative Support will be:


  • Proficient with various digital administrative tools, particularly MS Office Suite and Google Workplace;
  • Detail oriented with an ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality;
  • Compassionate, with a positive outlook and the ability to work well in a team;
  • Welcoming to all regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality, ability, or religious beliefs. 


If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in supporting our work, along with a copy of your resume, to volunteer@britishcharitablesociety.org


Why do we volunteer with BCS?


Our volunteers lend their time to BCS for many different reasons:


  • To do good.  BCS helps those in need.  For a volunteer, it can be as simple as that - providing real, tangible support to people in crisis is immensely rewarding.
  • To be part of a storied history.  The mission of BCS has been the same for over 200 years.  Continuing that legacy of kindness is a responsibility as meaningful as the aid we provide.
  • For professional experience.  BCS are able to tailor volunteer roles in support of a volunteer's personal and professional development goals.  BCS provides a supportive environment to meet your needs and interests.
  • For the flexible time commitments.  BCS is always cognizant of outside roles and responsibilities, and ensures that the time commitments of volunteer roles work for you.  


What could volunteering with BCS mean to you?  Contact us at volunteer@britishcharitablesociety.org to find out.

The British Charitable Society is a private foundation that helps British nationals in New England through emergencies by providing one-off relief and support.  First established back in 1816, we work across the six states to support…

Location

Remote
Volunteer must be in United States
Associated Location

Remote (New England)

Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

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