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Reception float team member

    Toronto, ON


Volunteer Receptionist 

The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) volunteer receptionist group needs some new members for their float team.

The reception team is one with a high level of interaction with visitors to the Toronto Botanical Garden.  A volunteer receptionist deals with the public in person and on the phone, registers people for TBG courses and signs up new members. It is an enjoyable role with interest and variety. Training with an experienced volunteer receptionist will be provided. The floater team are fully trained members of the group who assist by covering shifts that become open (due to holiday, other absences from the regular volunteer for that shift). In order to keep skills and knowledge up to date members of the floater team are invited to assist with a shift every 3-4 weeks or so. Shifts are 4 hours in duration and could be weekend or weekday depending on what shift needs help.Volunteers with weekend availability particularly needed.

Skills and Experience required: 

Excellent verbal and written communication skill in English, a second language would be an asset.

Flexible and adaptable to changing conditions, juggling numerous tasks while maintaining tact and patience.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written communications.

Enjoys being part of a busy and sometimes noisy environment.

Enthusiastic, resourceful, and effective customer service skills.

Ability to use a multi line telephone with excellent telephone manner.

Comfortable using email, working in Microsoft word and able to learn and use TBG booking systems and processes.

Ability to sit for long periods of time

Previous experience in a clerical/office role that included telephone reception, in person public/customer contact, email communications, booking systems would be helpful but not essential.

Customer service experience highly desirable.

As noted above weekend availability particularly sought after!

Please contact Sue Hills, Head Volunteer Services Toronto Botanical Garden email tourguides@torontobotanicalgarden.ca.

Please provide an up to date resume or complete the volunteer application form (on volunteer section of our website www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca)