Community Asset Map Volunteer
Hosted by: DIAL Barnsley

You will be based in our Barnsley office and will be involved in updating/ adding to our Asset Map –a data base listing all known organisations, groups and services in the Barnsley area. This resource bank allows our staff and volunteers to give accurate information and advice to our clients about what is available to them in the area. It is an ongoing task, keeping it up to date, and this volunteer role will ensure that the information we give to our client group is as accurate and current as it can be.
The role involves:
• Using the organisation’s data base to amend/update the map.
• Checking that the current entries are still available through internet/ social media searches and/or telephone checks.
• Adding any new/ amended details for existing organisations.
• Adding any new organisations/ services etc. identified by DIAL staff and volunteers.
• Deleting records of any organisation or service that is no longer available.

Days required: Mon AM, Mon PM, Tues AM, Tues PM, Weds AM, Weds PM, Thur AM, Thur PM

How many volunteers are needed:

2

Recruitment process:

Once you contact us we will get in touch either by email or telephone (depending on the contact details you have left us). You will be invited to come to DIAL to meet the Volunteer Support Officer for an informal chat/ interview to see if this is the role that can offer you what you want from your volunteering. You will have the opportunity to have a look at the training you’ll need to undertake, ask about the organization, what we provide for our volunteers or any other questions you may have. You will be given a short application form to complete after this meeting if you would like to apply. We require 2 references to support your application and training will begin within a timescale that you are happy with.

Skills and quaifications:

You don’t need any special qualifications for this role but a basic understanding of the general issues facing our clients and an interest in helping them is essential. Some experience of using a data base helps in this role as does some experience and enjoyment of working in an office environment but neither are essential.
Other skills/ character traits our Asset Map Volunteers need are:
• Enjoying working with and talking to others.
• Ability to use a computer/ internet.
• Accuracy and an attention to detail.
• A willingness to use a data base.
• Reliability, patience and good organisational skills.
• Ability to work in a confidential framework.
• Non- judgemental with other people.

Suitable for specific groups: BME, Carers, Disabled (physical), Ex-offenders, LGBTQ+, Long term health condition, Older people, Refugees and asylum seekers, Unemployed
Gender restrictions?: No
Type of activity: Computers and technology