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Board Member Transition Town Forres
For over a decade, Transition Town Forres (TTF) has been helping our local community increase ways of sustainable living. By initiating projects such as a thriving community garden, as well as providing opportunities for reskilling and recycling, TTF also promotes ways we can all address the Climate Emergency, including our dependence on fossil fuels. TTF works to strengthen a localised economy and by doing so, makes our communities more self-reliant and people more connected.
Currently, a priority of TTF is to develop their board of trustees, and specifically, they are seeking someone to join the Board to serve for an initial one-year period who has a skill set and experience in finance/accountancy or business planning/management or grant-writing or fundraising.
This is an exciting time to join TTF as it embarks upon another important milestone, in securing an asset transfer of the building in which it operates on Bogton Road, Forres.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who understand the challenges faced by small nonprofits, want to make a difference in their local community, and have a commitment to the Transition Towns movement and what it seeks to achieve.
Trustee meetings take place 12 times a year and last approximately 1.5 hours. If unable to commit to being a board member, short-term (3-6 months) pro bono arrangements are welcomed, as well.
For more information and an informal chat about the role, please contact Kelly Warren, email@example.com
If you want to give back to your community, this is a great way to do it. The Moray Firth Credit Union is seeking people who are interested in the exciting opportunity to serve on their Board.
The Credit Union has a long history of serving the local community. Formerly the Forres Area Credit Union until 2020, it was set up in 1995 as a response to high unemployment in the area when a nearby Fabrication Yard closed. Today, the main office of the ‘Savings & Loans Co-operative’ is located at 53 High Street Forres, and there are now ‘satellite’ collection points in other places in Moray as this social enterprise develops.
If you have an interest in people, community or even if you want to learn more about the unique role a credit union plays in the lives of the people and communities they serve, (and have some spare time) the Moray Firth Credit Union would be delighted to hear from you. For a Board of Directors Pack please call 01309 676735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and an application. Volunteers are invited to join the Credit Union if they are not already a member.
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (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.
Good 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 E Mail:email@example.com or tel.: 01224 554152.
By choosing to volunteer with Western Isles Citizen Advice Service you'll be giving something truly valuable back to your community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do.
There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Western Isles CAS, so you can use your skills, knowledge and experience where it matters most from adviser roles to behind the scenes support we will let you choose were you think you'll make the greatest impact.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay active and involved in the local community. As a new member we will instantly make you feel at home. Let's not forget the feel good factor too! Giving people the information and advice they need to turn their lives around is very rewarding. As well as making a difference you can also learn valuable skills . 42% of our volunteers go on to further education or employment. As an adviser you will be part of the wider network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you would like to volunteer with us or find out more we would love to hear from you!
We have 250 local groups which play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS across the UK. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Lanarkshire group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local MS community. You can see a video about one of our Group Coordinators here.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills.
We estimate this role will need around 5 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Lanarkshire area to carry out this role.
Apply online or for further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
an opportunity to join this valued team of directors to enable PPP to continue to provide educational, social, training, childcare, care-in home and Adult support services to the community. [and so much more]. Do you have entrepreneurial skills, a good team player, voluntary sector experience or strategic thinking skills that you could bring to the table??? Then please consider supporting the board of directors
An exciting opportunity to work with a respected charity operating throughout Scotland.
Seagull Trust Cruises provide free canal cruises for the elderly, infirm, and those with special needs. Founded back in 1978, and operating from 4 Scottish bases, we are wholly run by volunteers, and 100% funded by grants and donations. Seagull Trust Cruises operate the largest fleet of charity boats in Gt. Britain. We are currently looking for a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator to head up or join a new small fundraising team, who working with others in the team, can source grant opportunities, liaise with potential funders, prepare quality application forms, and process through to successful completions. Our Executive Board oversee a number of ambitious projects at Branch and Scotland wide level, continuously driving the charity forward while maintaining its excellent reputation for providing free canal cruises for our beneficiaries.
We are looking for an excellent written communicator to identify and apply for trust and corporate grants. You will be researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications for the charity, keeping records on appropriate grant giving bodies, (application closing dates and processes), and reporting back to donors the difference their grant has made. You will also keep in touch with the team at local and executive level about the progress of applications.
While this is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most respected charities operating on the Scottish Canal network, no experience or knowledge of the canals or boating is necessary ~ our concern and focus is on our all important beneficiaries.
You will join the board of trustees as Chair for a three-year unpaid term, chairing monthly meetings to oversee the governance, strategy and funding of East Lothian Foodbank. As Chair, you will be comfortable representing the Food Bank as required, ensuring compliance with the charity’s constitution and applicable legal requirements and ensuring that charity resources are always used responsibly and in a manner consistent with the Foodbank’s objectives. In consultation with the rest of the board, you will be responsible for recruiting new trustees and supporting the manager to employ new staff with relevant skills and experience. You will ensure the board meets with the appropriate frequency, delegating tasks and ensuring that all board decisions are recorded and implemented in a clear and transparent manner.
Director member of PUSH, a charity committed to working with people with learning difficulties and additional support needs. We aim towards assisting members to develop independence, self-direction, inclusion, self-confidence and employability skills.
The directors make policies to which PUSH operates and consider spending issues, development and new ventures bearing in mind all aspects of new work as they impact on PUSH members, staff, trainees and volunteers.
You will be able to attend board meeting to discuss the charity and make difficult decision to make sure the charity remains successful. there is approximately 4 face to face meetings a year.
we would prefer that you have transferable skills including knowledge of funding applications and promotional work