Applications Volunteer

Applications Volunteer

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • HR
  • Office and Administration Management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Safeguarding


Newcastle, ST5 5NT
Mainly at the office


Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week, 3-7 hours / week or 7-15 hours / week
3hrs a week for 6 months (to be able to fully learn the volunteering opportunity)

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Are you interested in gaining administration, communication and IT experience?Caudwell Children are looking for volunteers to help with our Applications team.

What will you be doing?

As a volunteer in our Applications department, roles and responsibilities may include:

  • Processing and completing applications for specialist equipment, therapies and treatment, verifying financial documentation and diagnosis letters
  • Data inputting onto our database system
  • Carrying out a range of administrative tasks such as filing, composing emails, scanning.
  • Providing an information and signposting service
  • Writing financial and application summaries
  • Communication with other organisations via telephone and email
  • Answering telephone / email enquiries regarding the status of applications

We’re looking for somebody approachable, dedicated and responsible, with a good level of written and verbal communication, and telephone and computer literacy.

Can you spare 3-4 hrs a week? We are open 9-5 weekdays - We suggest a minimum commitment of 6 months for this role – full training and support will be provided.

What are we looking for?

  • Administrative experience in a voluntary or employment capacity
  • Comfortable using a computer and learning new IT systems
  • Previous experience of data entry into IT systems in a voluntary or professional capacity
  • Comfortable are you answering phone calls
  • Good level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoy making conversations with new people

What difference will you make?

Your input will help shape the lives of children that we support through various forms of funding. With your help we will be able to continue to provide support to children throughout the UK and how they access services. 

Before you apply


Thank you for registering your interest to volunteer with Caudwell Children, it is great to hear from you!

 You can read the role descriptions of our volunteering opportunities on the Volunteer page of our website which can be found here and once on this page, the next step is to fill in an application form by clicking on “Become a volunteer”.

 Once we have received your application, a member of the team will be in touch to go through the next steps in our volunteer journey with you.

 If you have any questions or would like some support filling out the application form, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

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