Friends of the Byre was founded in 1965 to be supportive of the Byre Theater, independent of the theater's then Board of Directors Since 2013 the University of St Andrews has been responsible for the day-to-day administration and fabric maintenance of the theater and there is now no need for a Board. The Friends is a registered charitable organisation and remains to support the theater, promote Friends of the Byre events held at the theater and and provide financial support to amateur dramatic and musical groups in the St Andrews and North East Fife area who perform at the Byre. This financial support is accrued from annual; subscriptions and fundraising events. Membership of the Friends of the Byre would be required. The Treasurer would maintain financial and membership records, oversee financial transactions, banking, reporting the current financial position to, and attendance at monthly committee meetings. There would also be an expectation of attendance at Friends of the Byre events.
No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.
Maintaining financial records and regular bank transactions
Director, Trustee, Board/Committee member or Governor?!
Organisations have different names for the volunteers who are responsible for the running of the organisation - some are called Board members, some are Committee members, some may use the word Director for example. Broadly speaking, they mean the same thing - the people at the top who are ultimately responsible! These are important roles (for which training and support is available) and without volunteers at board level voluntary sector organisations could not exist.
Help and Support
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available - at Board/Committee level as well as operational opportunities. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
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Organisations looking for board members can complete this registration form (Word document), e-mail it to us and we'll put the opportunity on this page and our list of all volunteering opportunities in Fife. Please remember, as well as promoting your Board vacancy on our website to the public, our Volunteering Development team will be able to promote it to some of the 1,000+ people they speak to every year about volunteering. Don't delay, complete the form today!