The management committee/board members help to direct the activity of the organisation; ensuring it is well run and delivering the outcomes for which it has been set up.
Please note that volunteers interested are to email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotland’s Gardens SCheme is Scotland’s growing, giving and inspiring community of garden-lovers. Our mission is to raise funds for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden openings, whilst making the experience inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable for all. We are seeking new volunteers across Scotland to join our local volunteer teams to help support gardens to open their gates to the public and raise money for charity. This is a wonderful opportunity to:
· Be part of a volunteer team which helps to raise funds for hundreds of charities by sharing gardens with visitors
· Use your skills to help promote, organise and/or support gardens to open their gates to the public and raise money for charity
· Meet lovely, like-minded people and share the joy of gardens and gardening
We have a variety of different opportunities to match your interests and availability, including event volunteers, media volunteers, district organiser and treasurer roles. Visit our website for full details and to fill in our expression of interest form.
Carers Link is supported by a dedicated team of Volunteers. Whether personally providing support to carers or helping in the office, we couldn't do what we do without them.
The main responsibility is governance: to ensure we run efficiently and properly, that our funds are spent properly, to monitor the progress of the work of the organisation and to make sure that as the organisation grows, it continues to meet the needs of Carers in East Dunbartonshire.
We are keen to hear from anyone who has personal caring experience, either now or in the past. However, although you do not need any formal experience to become a Board Member, you should be comfortable with reading reports.
The main thing that we ask for is your time! This will be a combination of attending meetings (mostly in person) and events, along with some reading of reports and documents all of which revolve around providing oversight and governance of the company and its activities.
It adds up to a few days per month with most of the business conducted at our company HQ in the Bridge of Don. There are board meetings once a quarter then a variety of sub-committees that meet 3-4 times a year. The expectation is that you will be a member of at least one of the sub-committees which should align to your area of interest and/or expertise.
On appointment, you will be registered as a company director at Companies House and you will meet with our Managing Director who will provide a comprehensive induction and introduction to the company.
A full role profile will be provided once you apply, so for now the key things to know are:
*What your duty is as a trustee: Responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charitable company, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with company guidelines, legal and regulatory guidelines.
Protect the wealth and assets of the organisation and be legally responsible for the assets and debts of the charitable company.
*Term of office: Three years(with the option of a further three years)
*Remuneration: None, but out of pocket expenses are paid (excludes attending routine meetings)
*Statutory responsibilities: Ensure the company complies with its constitution, articles of association and relevant legal, regulatory and governance frameworks.
Provide leadership and assist with setting the overall direction and strategy of the company.
Ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.
Monitoring the financial position and ensuring that the company operates within its means and that there are clear lines of accountability for financial management.
Act as guardian of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
Bring challenge and rigour to the business presented to the Board and its Committees and actively participate in the debate and discussion, offering expertise, advice and opinion as appropriate.
Fully meet the requirements of the trustee code of conduct Safeguard the good name and values of the charity.
*Your key attributes will be your professional experience and expertise, having worked in commerce and business at a management level. Ideally your past or present career will align with one or more of the following key areas:
• Finance and accountancy • Property and asset management* • Human resource management •Marketing and commercial development* • Digital and technology* • Health, safety and environment* • Legal and governance • Architecture, capital projects and procurement • Sports administration • Change management • Charitable enterprises.
*denotes area of particular interest
A fantastic opportunity to make a difference for people, the community and sport in Aberdeen. For more information please contact Tess Murphy, Corporate Support Manager and PA to the Board of Directors at email@example.com
Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on your community? If so, The Wasp Community Club (WCC) wants to hear from you!
WHO THEY ARE:
Wasp Community Club is a dynamic organisation with charitable status, dedicated to creating positive change in our community. Since their establishment in 2009, they've been tirelessly working to provide kids with enriching football experiences. But that's not all – they also run a range of sports, health, education, and employability projects throughout Clackmannanshire. And now, the Wasps are on the cusp of something even bigger.
WHY WE NEED YOU:
They are searching for enthusiastic and forward-thinking individuals to join their Board of Trustees. As a Trustee at WCC, your role will be pivotal in shaping the club's future, setting strategic direction, and ensuring that their mission thrives. While their dedicated team of paid staff and volunteers handles day-to-day operations, your insights and decision-making will guide them toward even greater success.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Attend quarterly trustee meetings (or as determined by the Board)
- Review financial and operational reports
- Make strategic decisions that drive the club forward
- Share your fresh ideas and expertise
- Commit approximately 1.5 hours per quarterly meeting (with opportunities for additional involvement, as you see fit)
GET IN TOUCH
They want to hear from you! If you're excited about the opportunity to contribute to your community, please express your interest by reaching out to Alex Brown at 07824 439 563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Group will also be hosting an informative evening for potential Trustees to learn more.
This is your chance to be part of something extraordinary – an organisation dedicated to the well-being of their community and ready to take its mission to the next level. Join them at Wasp Community Club and help make a lasting impact.
Our groups are entirely volunteer run and led, and are at the front lines for key engagement with local people, with their extensive programme of walks, talks, day trips and indoor meetings that group members, and members of the public, can attend and enjoy. We want you to become a part of this strong community of nature champions. We're looking for people who are passionate about connecting people with nature, and helping in the smooth running of the group, with the option to help out in various ways!
Right now we are particularly keen on getting volunteers who are a part of the Highlands for our RSPB Highland Local Group.
With lockdown forcing people indoors and out of their normal daily routines, they became much more aware, and better understood the importance of the outdoors for their mental health, general well-being and more. Doubled with the on-going climate crisis, people are waking up to the fact that we need to indulge in and save nature more than ever before. The RSPB Highland Local Group want to inspire their local communities to reconnect with nature.
By becoming part of the group, you'll have the chance to be involved in so many of the groups aspects. From fundraising to events, maintenance to membership, you'll have the opportunity to use your existing skills (and learn new ones) to build the group and make it an ever more important aspect of local RSPB connections with people. Being a community group, you'll also have the opportunity to make new friends and relationships, have fun, and know you are enthusing people about the joys of nature. We have groups across the UK and further details can be found at www.rspb.org.uk/groups. Feel free to contact your local group direct or go along to an event or two to find out more. And if you can't find a group near you and would like to help set one up please click on "Ask a question".
All you need is a willingness and ability to help with one or more of the varied activities of our RSPB groups, and able to give a minimum of a few hours each month (or more!).
Dunfermline Advocacy is a small local charity working in West Fife. They bring together local volunteers with vulnerable people aged 16+, providing long and short-term support, understanding and friendship to those who need it- they call this Citizen Advocacy. Dunfermline Advocacy has a small staff team who support 100+ volunteers every year meaning that they are able to support over 150 vulnerable adults; people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health issues, long-term or chronic health conditions, autism and dementia, across West Fife.
They are now looking for board members to support the direction and governance of the charity. Board members will attend meetings, make decisions on the direction of the charity, ensure good governance and act as ambassadors.
They welcome applications from people with lived experience of the people they support. They are also looking for people with a finance, IT or charity governance background.
Trustees look after Zero Tolerance’s assets and make sure the charity fulfils its main aim, which is the prevention of violence against women in all its forms. Our Trustees commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a month. This time includes attending quarterly online Board meetings, sub-committee meetings, and up to two in-person training and development days annually.
This is a chance to use your experience to shape our work to end violence against women and girls in Scotland. Who are we looking for? We are looking for volunteers who are: Committed to and share our vision, values, aims and positions. Understand that violence against women and girls is caused by, and a result of, a lack of equality between men and women. Able to think creatively and embrace change. Are supportive of our prioritising learning.
We are open to as many different voices as there are different experiences, but particularly welcome applications from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.
St Mary's Preservation Trust preserves and cares for a unique and significant old church in Burwick in South Ronaldsay. The church was a community meeting point for hundreds of years and there are lots of good memory’s associated with it. The Trust want this to continue by holding public events (the bonfire, storytelling) and maintaining the building so it survives for future generations. The group is light hearted and easy going. We meet around 4 times a year and have 3 to 4 events for the public each year. You will get to be involved in a historic place with lots of interesting things happening and be part of a friendly group of people.
The post of secretary is pretty light touch. The main thing we require is someone to help with the collection of minutes, writing them up and sending them out to the group. Later on, this role can expand to a full secretary position if so desired. This would be organising meetings and chasing up on tasks. So if you’ve never been on a board before this would be a great first role.
Families First is a small independent Charity working with children aged 5 - 16 years, living in North East Fife who have additional support needs. The challenges children face include Autism, poor physical and mental health, social problems such as isolation and poverty.
Our overall objectives are to strengthen the social and emotional development of children, young people and their parents and carers so they become effective contributors to their communities.
The trustees offer strategic guidance and provide a governance role to Families First as an organisation. The trustees are looking for new members who can offer their skills and expertise to support Families First's mission "Families First work alongside children, young people and their families to overcome the personal challenges they face in life."
We are looking for trustees with expertise in finance, fundraising, law and children's work. Along with your skills and expertise, the trustees are looking for people who value the difference small charities can make to local communities.