Administrative Assistant [Volunteer] for Charitable Non-profit Organization

Spokane, United States

Volunteeer Administrative Assistant for 501(c)3 non-profit charitable research and human services organization.

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We have a great volunteer opportunity in the Spokane, Washington area, REMOTE WORK IS OPTIONAL BUT AVAILABLE.


Minimum 3 month commitment.

Most of the work can be done remotely, so you do NOT have to be located in Spokane, but we do prefer locals.


    Typically 4-5 hours per week.

    Minimum of 3 hours a week required, expected maximum 10 hours per week.

    Good typist/computer savvy

    Social media savvy

    Strong interpersonal skills

    Strong written grammar skills.

    Microsoft Office (or equivalent) proficiency and data entry accuracy.

    High energy and excellent communication skills are a MUST.

    Will professionally and politely answer emails, possibly occasionally make outbound calls in response to voicemails or email.

    Will work primarily with President, Vice-president, and Volunteer Coordinator, for organization nearing 100 volunteers scattered acros 5 continents (about half in Spokane, WA area).

    Strong English skills a bonus, though we can work applicants using Deaf/Hard of Hearing using American Sign Language (ASL).

You will get hands-on experience with international staff and community, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERPG) software, and more.

Attach copy of your resume (if you have one) w/ your inquiry and provide a PHONE NUMBER.

Job Type: Volunteer

Salary: $0.00 /hour


Reporting to the President, the administrative assistant primary task is to help reduce the schedule burden on the executive staff as much as possible. Will perform a range of administrative and office support functions for RPG Research to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization.

The administrative assistant will directly contribute to increasing RPG Research’s capacity to help improve lives through our global non-profit research and community human services programs using music, therapeutic recreation, and role-playing games for populations ranging from 2 years old to 100+, and many special needs populations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The administrative assistant will:

    Handle incoming email and voicemail, providing prompt responses and forwarding to appropriate staff member where necessary.

    Perform occasional general clerical duties including photocopying, fax and mailing.

    Handle requests for information and data and follow up with appropriate staff member.

    Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments and travel arrangements for staff members.

    Manage office supply inventories and coordinate maintenance of office equipment.

    Assist the President, Vice-president, & Volunteer Coordinator in the management and administration of related contracts and project designations.

    Ensure staff are notified in a timely manner of upcoming deadlines.

    Assist in the development and maintenance of job descriptions and evaluations.

    Assist with volunteer and outreach coordination as required.


Excellent organizational, written and verbal skills.

Detail oriented and committed to meeting deadlines.

Good interpersonal skills.

Works well independently and as part of a team.

Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and manage multiple deadlines.

Ability to problem-solve in a fast paced work environment.

Prefer LibreOffice, but acceptable substitute knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Proficient and extensive experience with Google Calendar and Google Docs being used in groups/offices.

Time Period

Very flexible schedule for an average of 5 hours per week, with possibility of some evening and weekend hours to support board meetings and special events.

Benefits and recognition

This position provides valuable experience for administrative management students and anyone with a passion for helping people develop a better quality of life, especially special needs populations.

Volunteers are highly valued members of the RPG Research community (which is 100% volunteer run) and contribute to making a significant difference in RPG Research's ability to research and provide community programs for the public to help improve lives. RPG Research will provide reference letters for all volunteers who successfully complete a placement.

About RPG Research RPG Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable research and human services organization using music & recreation therapy, neurosciences, psychology, therapeutic recreation, and games to help individuals and groups from a wide range of populations achieve their bio-psycho-social, educational, recreational, and therapeutic goals.


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $0.00 /hour

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

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    How many years of 10 Key experience do you have?

    How many years of administrative assistant experience do you have?

    How many years of customer service experience do you have?

    How many years of Data Entry experience do you have?

    How many years of Google calendar experience do you have?

    How many years of Google docs experience do you have?

    How many years of Google groups experience do you have?

    How many years of Libre Office experience do you have?

    How many years of QuickBooks experience do you have?

    How many years of volunteer experience do you have?

    What is the highest level of education you have completed?

    Are you able to work in Spokane, WA 99201?

    Do you speak American Sign Language?

    Do you speak ASL?

    Do you speak English?

    Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?

    Why are you interested in this job?

    When are you available for an interview or phone screen? Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.

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