Volunteer – Role Profile

Resources Data Entry Volunteer

Torch Ethos

The Torch Trust aims can be summarised as ‘enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives.’ To achieve this we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide.

Torch Trust has a distinctive culture that reflects its Christian beliefs and has been shaped by its history of seeking to be faithful to God’s guidance.

Our values inform the choices made by Torch, what we do and the way we do it. Our values are:-

Christ-centred; People-focussed; Openness; Creativity

We are a Christian mission and will seek to faithfully represent the Christian message in what we do and in what we say but we will never impose our faith or belief on others.

Occupational Requirements

Torch is a Christian Mission working primarily with Christian organisations and Christian clients. The person undertaking these duties is not expected to have close contact with our users and is therefore not required to accept the Torch Basis of Faith however they are required to acknowledge that they are working for a Christian Mission and to have sympathy with, and understanding of, the Torch Ethos.


Resources Data Entry Volunteer.

Reports to

David Shepherd, Resources Leader.

Main Purpose

To input data to Torch systems as required by the Resources Leader.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To ensure that data entry schedules are kept to and deadlines met.

To input details of publishers’ books and ensure that Assess records are completed correctly.

To assist in any other activities as required by the Resources Leader.

Desirable Skills

Ability to input data accurately.

Concentration, accuracy and attention to detail.

A good standard of general computer literacy.

A working knowledge of Torch’s database systems is desirable but full training will be provided

The ability to interpret and select data and text for input

The ability to work quickly and to deadlines.

Expected Hours and Pattern of Volunteering

This is a part-time role with the days and hours negotiable to suit both the applicant and Torch.

Risk Assessment


Promote the good name of Torch at all times.