Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Region: Alberta, Yukon, British Columbia, Ontario

Volunteer opportunity conditions:   

  • Location: in-person at our office 
  • Regions / or cities:
    • Alberta: Edmonton
    • Yukon: Whitehorse
    • British Columbia: Kelowna, Victoria, Burnaby, Kamloops & Prince George
    • Ontario: Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Cochrane, Wawa, Burlington
  • Minimum age: 18 years or older.  
  • Minimum volunteer hours /period: One 4-hour shift per week Monday through Friday for a minimum of 6 months. Schedule and time commitment is set during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.    
  • Specific requirements: Enhanced Police Information Check 
  • In British Columbia locations, we recommend volunteers to be capable of lifting 30lbs to perform the work in a safely manner A Vulnerable sector check is also necessary. 

You want to make a difference? Embrace the journey of the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to support communities in needs.  

The Administrative team is looking for volunteers to be part of their mission.  

As a volunteer in this role, you will: 

  • Oversee and ensure smooth operation of the reception area at the office, including acting as first point of contact with the public.  
  • Reply to general enquiries, information requests and voicemails, and direct incoming calls.  
  • Provide access to the building, handle and relay couriers/deliveries, electronic and physical filing, and receive and process donations. 
  • Assist personnel with booking shared equipment, spaces, and vehicles. 
  • Support new personnel with onboarding and building orientations. 
  • Support Supervisors/Managers with the general operation of administrative functions and special projects as needed. 
  • Provide information and referrals on Canadian Red Cross services, programs, and volunteer opportunities. 

You bring these essential talents: 

  • Proficiency with technology (Microsoft Office, printers, online platforms/support portals, etc.). 
  • Thrive at providing optimum customer service, comfortable interacting with the public. 
  • Experience or interest working in an administrative environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. 
  • Attention to accuracy and detail. 
  • Experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of cultural issues is an asset. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, fluency in other languages is an asset. 

At the Canadian Red Cross, our volunteers are catalysts for hope, dedicated to embodying our core principles while collectively creating a transformative, life-changing impact in communities nationwide.   

By joining us as a volunteer, you will immerse yourself in a vibrant network of passionate individuals, fostering personal growth, gaining experience as well as an invaluable sense of purpose, and profound satisfaction of positively shaping lives across our diverse and resilient nation.  

We are devoted to cultivating an open, diverse, inclusive and barrier-free volunteering environment, ensuring that everyone can contribute and thrive in our community.  

At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel. A satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check or equivalent is mandatory for all personnel volunteering or working with the CRC. 

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