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Administration / Data Input Volunteer

Poplar HARCA (Housing and Regeneration Community Association) is a Registered Social Landlord, managing around 9,000 housing units in Poplar. We run many community activities through our network of neighbourhood centres and work with a range of partners to deliver services to local residents. Our aim is to make Poplar a better place to live.

As an Administration Volunteer you will volunteer directly with the Centre Lead based at Aberfeldy Community Centre to help manage various aspects of administration and data inputting. This is a great opportunity for someone confident in basic administration to gain more experience working across a variety of software and internet platforms.


Aberfeldy Community Centre

Aberfeldy St, Aberfeldy Village, E14 0NU



7 hours per week, Monday – Friday

This can be split between 2 days

Useful Contacts

Victoria Coakley
07947 645 895

Sabiha Khanam
Volunteer Coordinator
0207 510 0500

Description of Tasks

  • Support with general administration work
  • Admin/office maintenance
  • Reception supervision & assisting residents with queries
  • Input data onto our online databases
  • Calling residents on the phone



  • Need to be proficient in using a computer
  • Ideally should have some background in data input/using online databases
  • Great organisation skills
  • Punctual and time efficient
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills
  • An approachable and warm personality to engage well with other volunteers and staff.
  • IT Skills – (Office, Outlook and using the internet)
  • Good communication skills – (Good written and spoken English)

In this position we are looking for volunteers to stay with us for at least 6 months.

All volunteers will be required to complete an application form, attend an informal interview and supply two satisfactory character references

What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within administration
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

Volunteer for this role

Volunteer Application
If you are under the age of 18 we require permission from your parent or guardian prior to you volunteering

More about you

Which days are you available to volunteer? *
Would you like to be added to our Volunteering Service WhatsApp group and receive updates on upcoming events?
Are you a Poplar HARCA Resident?
Have you lived in the UK for more than 10 years? *
Can we add you to our mailing list for other one-off volunteering opportunities? *
Would you like to recieve our monthly newsletter? Keep up to date with free training, job opportunities, Poplar HARCA updates and much more? *
If you are currently unemployed, would you like to recieve support from our Employment & Training team? *

Who should we contact in an emergency?


Please provide contact details of two referees who are both willing to provide a character reference. This will involve answering questions on a range of topics from your strengths to areas for development and your time management. Unfortunately we cannot accept references from family or friends. If possible, at least one referee should know you from work, education or volunteering. There are lots of people suitable to provide references, if you are struggling to think of anyone suitable please get in touch and we can discuss your options.
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