Virtual Volunteer Session Lead


We are currently looking for a a lead volunteer to help with the running and implementation of our virtual volunteering sessions.



Time commitment

  • 1h 30 minutes for 1 to 2 sessions a week.

    For each virtual session the expected time commitment is as follow:

  • Log in about 10 minutes before the session to make sure that the zoom meetings are set up
  • Attend the whole 1hour session
  • Stay logged in for about 10 more minutes with the assistant volunteer and the facilitator to gather thoughts and comments on the session
  • Send emails to the appropriate people asking for any needed additional detail from participants to fill in the register
  • Send the completed register to the admin team
Can doers on Zoom

Role description

Purpose of the Role:

  • To support the CVC for the implementation of virtual sessions
  • To lead other volunteers during the virtual session
  • To facilitate the communication between CVC, participants, admin volunteers, staff and volunteers involved in the session

Key Activities :

  • To receive from the admin volunteers the register with the session participants
  • To make sure that at each session there are at least 3 members of staff/volunteers
  • To check participants against the list and let them in the session
  • To meet and greet volunteers on sessions
  • To support inductions
  • To arrange volunteering meetings
  • Support admin
  • Check chat box, mute/unmute participants
  • Facilitate a smooth running of the session
  • Send the register with attendance back to the admin volunteers
  • At the end of the session, lead a brief feedback conversation with the delivery partner and the volunteers, sending any note, comments, points for improvement to the CVC and the volunteering projects officer

Requirements of Role

Key Skills Needed:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Strong IT skills, with MS office and knowledge of Dynamics as a plus
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Leadership skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Awareness of GDPR
  • Flexible

Checks & Training:

  • Leonard Cheshire online volunteering training
  • Induction
  • DBS
  • 2 references
  • Quarterly supervisions


This is a virtual role which could develop into an ‘in person’ role if desired