Merryfields Short Breaks

Admin Support Volunteer

Role Title

Admin Support Volunteer

Role Purpose

To provide support to our office team at Merryfields


High Wycombe

How Often/How Long

Minimum Age

Flexible to you


Disclosure Checks

Is driving essential for the role?

Role subject to Enhanced Child and Adult DBS Check



What we need you to do

  • Scanning, Filing and Photocopying
  • Archiving
  • Word Processing
  • Petty Cash Handling
  • Financial Quotes Research
  • Updating display boards
  • Data input
  • Organising cupboards
  • Available maximum once a week, minimum once a month, Monday to Friday only

What Skills and experience do you need?

  • Comfortable using computers, Outlook, and Microsoft Office packages
  • Good organising skills
  • Experience working as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Suitable for someone looking to gain admin experience


Why we need your help

Our office team need help to get through their large workload to support our front-line staff.

We provide residential overnight Short Break services in Buckinghamshire

We are a registered Children’s Home delivering short breaks. All children have a learning disability and some have additional physical, health and/or sensory needs. The service provides a fun and stimulating environment, promoting positive peer relationships and independence skills.


A picture containing logoDescription automatically generatedWhat we can offer:

  • Gaining experience of administration and office working
  • All expenses including commute paid
  • Corporate discounts
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Getting to know some great people and being part of our friendly team
  • Access to relevant training
  • Full and dedicated support
  • Flexibility around your work and commitments


What we ask of you:

  • To provide two references from non-family members and other relevant documents related to the role.
  • To keep to all the charity’s policies and guidelines.
  • To complete an induction and training relating to the role.


If you have any further questions about the role, or need assistance with application form then please contact or 07974043346


Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all persons particularly those who identify as Male, people with Disabilities, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Mission Statement

Action for Children is a national charity that supports and speaks out on behalf of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the heart of communities throughout the UK.  With more than 650 services we are where you live and work. We help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people each year and we’ve been doing so for over 140 years.

The children and young people we support face the most difficult problems in life. Some don’t have the basics, from the love and care of family to regular routines such as mealtimes or the guidance that all children need to grow to be healthy adults. Others have to overcome physical or emotional challenges that hold them back. We help these children to fulfill their potential by providing services to support their individual needs. We succeed in helping children and young people to overcome difficulties at an early stage to tackle problems before it’s too late.

By supporting Action for Children you inspire hope in the thousands of vulnerable children and young people we help.


Through our work and through speaking out, we seek to break the cycle of deprivation. We challenge injustice and empower children to overcome the obstacles in their lives that hold them back. We tailor our work to local circumstances, in partnership with children and young people, families, communities and local organisations.

We work with children and young people:

  • whose families need support
  • who cannot live with their birth families
  • who are disabled
  • who experience severe difficulties in their lives.

Our values

Passion - we are driven by our desire to help children and young people overcome injustice and disadvantage

Equality - we believe all children and young people have equal worth and equal rights

Hope - we believe in a child or young person's potential, no matter what they have experienced or what they have done