Do you have some time to spare helping out your local community? Are you interested in making a difference during the cost-of-living crisis?
Falkirk District Credit Union is a co-operative financial institution, owned and controlled by the members who use its services. Credit Unions are not-for-profit and exist to provide a safe, ethical way for members to save money and access loans and other financial services at reasonable rates. We are regulated by the FCA and PRA and members’ deposits are protected by the FSCS.
Who are we looking for?
Attend monthly board meetings (usually Wednesday afternoons) as well as working with smaller groups as and when required.
Office is based in Grangemouth which services members living and working in the FK postcode area (Expenses paid)
Benefits to volunteering with FDCU:
• Gaining experience and developing skills
• Learning new and sharing existing skills
• Supporting and making a difference to your local community
• Meeting new friends
Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.
We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.
The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.
*About the role
Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills. Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome:
• Finance and fundraising
• Knowledge of the local Aberdeen ecology
• Running an arts or community organisation
We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.
Trustees are expected to attend the quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year. We also have a Finance Committee who meet quarterly, and an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group. Other working groups are formed subject to need. Meetings are held on Zoom.
This is a voluntary, 3-year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Board Members. Trustee training for board members is through an online onboarding process. Citymoves Dance Agency takes new trustees through their induction pack and has two sessions 1-2-1 with the chair of the board, prior to attending their first board meeting.
*How to apply
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and covering letter for consideration by the Board. Please confirm in your email that you are not disqualified from acting as a charity trustee.
Any questions, please contact us at email@example.com, or call 01224 984159.
Glasgow Tool Library is a community-led charity that aims to radically change the way we access and manage resources. Our mission is to build a sustainable and inclusive alternative to consumerism that also promotes community wellbeing and empowerment. The service works like a regular library, but instead of books, people can access an extensive selection of tools and equipment for their homes, gardens, hobbies and adventures.
Our Board of Trustees ensures that the organisation fulfils all its charitable aims, legal requirements and operates efficiently. It maintains an overview of policy and strategic direction and support staff in operational decisions. We are now looking for an experienced Treasurer to work closely with the other Trustees to ensure that the charity's finances are managed effectively and efficiently and help ensure our mission is fulfilled.
> Oversee the financial management of the charity, including budgeting, financial reporting and cash flow management
> Ensure that the charity's financial policies and procedures follow legal and regulatory requirements
> Work with the board to develop and implement financial and fund-raising strategies that support the charity's mission and goals
> Monitor the charity's financial performance and provide regular updates and recommendations to the board
> Ensure that the charity's financial records are accurate and up to date
> Support with annual reporting to OSCR
> Provide guidance and support to the board on financial matters
> Support with bookkeeping responsibilities and liaise with payroll provider (GCVS)
The Board meets formally every two months – usually virtually, although aims for a minimum of one in-person strategy meeting each year – with email and WhatsApp correspondence between meetings. There are also ad-hoc meetings and decisions depending on the circumstances of the organisation. Board members are encouraged to support and attend community events held by GTL.
Please register your interest or contact Glasgow Tool Library directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 14/7/2023, however, we encourage you to apply early as we will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis.
If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the Project Coordinator by email or phone. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the Project Coordinator, Carly at email@example.com. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to share this exciting opportunity to support Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as a trustee.
In becoming a trustee, you will be leading our efforts to help people live life to the full and help make sure that CHSS is best placed to meet our strategic goal of ‘No Life Half Lived’.
The last few years have been difficult for everybody and people living with chest, heart or stroke conditions need our support more than ever. This includes people living with Long Covid, who we recognise as part of the CHSS family.
Our trustees are a passionate group of committed unpaid volunteers. Whether they have lived experience of our conditions or an understanding of the professional context CHSS operates in, they are committed to helping CHSS be the best we can be. You will be joining a talented and experienced team and will help ensure CHSS runs well and effectively for the people we support.
CHSS is so much more than a charity – we are a movement helping people in Scotland do more than survive their condition. If you are looking to be part of something that really matters, we would love to hear from you.
For more information and to apply to become a trustee please visit: https://www.chss.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/become-a-trustee
If you would like a conversation with the Chair or Chief Executive before applying, or more information generally, please email email@example.com or call 0131 243 0154.
*(closing date for applications is the 3rd July 2023).
We are a small local charity run by volunteers for the people of Grampian who have been affected by an acquired brain injury. We are looking for someone to take the role of treasurer within our organisation. Your role will include the day to day payment of expenses, applying for funding and some general book keeping. This role is not onerous as we have no staff and our overheads are minimal. You will have had previous experience of working or volunteering in book keeping / finance and will have a knowledge of legal requirements. As we are a small committee we all work together and have a lot of fun.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Karen Stewart, Interim Convenor at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07922559790.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
*Your Credit Union needs you…...come and help shape the future of Grampian Credit Union!*
We have vacancies for Non-Executive Directors, and members of our Supervisory Committee.
Information about the available roles, responsibilities and essential skills required for both roles can be accessed on our website at https://www.grampiancreditunion.co.uk/content.asp?section=25&bgc=&sbgc=
Volunteering with us in these roles is rewarding and offers the satisfaction of knowing you are helping our Credit Union to grow, develop, and maintain a successful organisation for the common good. Moreover, you will develop and or hone transferable skills.
Want to know more about volunteering with us? Contact us via email - firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to hear from you.
Also, would you (a member of Grampian Credit Union) like to nominate someone that you think would be interested in our roles? Please contact us via email email@example.com OR call us on 01224 561506.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Absafe is a unique safety education charity dedicated to saving lives and reducing harm by instilling a positive safety culture in our communities and inspiring a passion for safety through education and engagement. No one else does what we do locally!
Our vision is for a safer future; free from life-changing unintentional injury and harm, with protective communities inspired by a passion for safety, so that no one has to learn by accident.
We are passionate about the power of educating in a participative and engaging environment, using fun to create lasting change in children’s lives and in the communities in which they live. We believe in the transformative impact that a positive safety culture can have on the health and prosperity of future generations.
Absafe provides health, safety and well-being education and risk awareness. Protecting people and places from harm, helping communities thrive by building a strong positive safety culture, and giving individuals the confidence, skills and attitudes to create a safer future.
We deliver a range of unique projects and interactive training programmes designed to inform, instruct and engage to reduce vulnerability to unintentional injury and harm, and support positive decision-making in relation to harmful behaviour.
We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees, so we are able to continue to deliver education to the children and young people of Aberdeen, we would like you to have an interest in Education, health, safety risk management, and also health and wellbeing.
We are a small Charity and every member is important, joining Absafe means that you will be making a real difference to the children and young people of Aberdeen.
For more information please contact Louise Richardson, CEO at email: Louise@absafe.org.uk or tel.: 07748654105.
The Board of Trustees of Four Pillars are looking to recruit new trustees to ensure the Charity can continue to grow and support the LGBT+ community in Grampian.
Four pillars currently run a community hub, support and social groups, 1 to 1 support, provide volunteering opportunities and facilitate Grampian Pride.
There are lots of ideas in the pipeline for the future. In order to achieve these we are particularly looking for people with previous experience of serving on a charity board and/or with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following:
-An understanding of the needs of the LGBT+ community in Grampian
-PR social media
-Fundraising/ event planning
We would also like to hear from people currently underrepresented on our board:
-People with a disability
-People from an ethnic minority
For more information or to apply please go to our website www.fourpillarsuk.org/volunteer
ARCHIE Child Bereavement Service (part of the ARCHIE Foundation charity) provide direct support to bereaved children and young people throughout Grampian.
Due to an increased demand in our service we are seeking volunteers in a variety of areas including: responders to visit bereaved families, fundraisers, event and admin helpers and a treasurer.
Key objectives of our Volunteers are: To support the work of GCBN through contributing to the range of services provided. To make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people and their families who have been affected by bereavement
Our responder service entails people visiting bereaved families and undertaking direct support work with children and young people and their families. We also run event days for children staffed up by our volunteers. We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer with a financial or accounts background to take on our treasurer role.
Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers e.g.: induction includes self awareness, policy and procedures of charity. Training in child protection and bereavement support. Support from coordinator and board of trustees.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact: Malcolm Stewart, Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 554152.