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  • Management Committee/Board member
    with Include Me

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90308 - Created/last updated: 29/04/2022



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    About this opportunity:Include Me is a small grass roots charity established in 2008 to recruit, train, match and support local volunteers to become Citizen Advocates for adults aged 16-65 living in North East Fife who are vulnerable, isolated and at risk of being excluded from their communities.

    They would like to hear from interested and motivated individuals to join their management committee. This is a voluntary role that offers great opportunity to support the work of their organisation and spread an understanding of citizen advocacy, directly benefiting both the individuals involved and the wider community of North East Fife.

    Include Me has a strong commitment to social justice, inclusion and personal choice and their committee are vital in supporting the work of the project Development Workers by their leadership and management as well as by managing the organisation funding and other operational responsibilities. Visit their site www.includeme.org.uk

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays

    Training provided:Committee member volunteers are provided with initial training on the background and purpose of the organisation, the role of citizen advocates and how the organisation fits into Third Sector provision in North East Fife. Committee members are encouraged and supported to access pertinent training provided by Fife Voluntary Action (FVA) and SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) on roles and responsibilities of Committee members. Information on other available training is provided regularly. Volunteers will be supported and offered training, if necessary, to use online meeting platforms such as Teams and Zoom. The volunteer is also given support from the Chair and other committee members.
    Experience required:All skills and experience are welcome, and particularly appreciated would be knowledge of the Voluntary Sector, experience in managing staff, fundraising and publicity/awareness raising. You should be able to attend a six-weekly meeting, contribute to discussion and follow up on tasks e.g. write letters, apply for funding, help to organise the AGM.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    OSCR states 18 as minimum age for charity trustees

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; PVG membership required; References

    Travel DetailsInclude Me operates in North East Fife. Currently meetings are held online every six weeks via Microsoft Teams (on Wednesdays from 09.30-11.am - alternatives including evenings can be considered) but the intention is to hold some face to face meetings in St Andrews or Cupar in the future once it is considered safe to do so.


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    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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