Office Assistant / Receptionist Volunteer – SAVS

Office Assistant / Receptionist Volunteer – SAVS

Role Title: Office Assistant / Receptionist

Where: SAVS, 29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS11BW

When: Several sessions available Monday – Friday, mornings 09.00 – 13.00 afternoons 13.00 – 16.30.  We are also looking for someone who can’t commit to a regular shift, but is happy to cover on an adhoc basis when our regular receptionists are off.  How often:1 or 2 shifts per week

Duration: Ongoing


The SAVS receptionists are the first point of contact for all visitors to SAVS. They are the glue that holds us together!

Receptionists need to be good communicators/listeners and be able to stay calm at all times, they need to be confident to deal with enquiries covering anything and everything! At times, Reception can be very busy, so if you can multi-task, even better!! Full training will be given.

This role would suit someone with good IT skills looking to improve their CV and gain some experience in an administration/customer service setting.

SAVS is a registered Charity supporting the Voluntary Sector in Southend (Charities, community groups and Statutory – Schools, hospitals, libraries etc). We support them in a number of ways including representing the needs of the sector at strategic level as well as assisting with funding needs, meeting room facilities etc. We are the central point for all Charities in Southend.

And we would love you to join us!


  • Dealing with enquiries in person, by email, on the phone
  • Inputting data
  • Other Admin tasks as agreed with the Administration Support Officers


What’s in it for You:

  • The opportunity to join the SAVS ‘Family’!
  • Gain experience in the area of Administration/Customer Service
  • Add to your CV
  • The possibility of a reference from SAVS


Travel expenses to and from SAVS will be reimbursed if required.  Please keep your bus/train ticket.

Notes: We suggest a 4 session trial period for both parties to see if this role is the right role for you.

For further information, please contact on 01702 356000 or email:

Jamie Langstone