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Volunteering Opportunity: VO47478

  • Committee Member
    with Home-Start East Fife.

    Created/last updated: 20/07/2021

    About this opportunity:The trustees hold Home-Start in trust for current and future beneficiaries by: * providing leadership and direction within the ethos of Home-Start * ensuring the scheme has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction * being responsible for the effective performance and management of the scheme * ensuring the scheme complies with legal and regulatory requirements, the objects of the scheme, the governing documents including the Home-Start Standards and Methods of Practice, the Home-Start Agreement and quality standards * securing and guarding the scheme's assets and taking care of their security, deployment and proper application * ensuring that the scheme's governance is of the highest possible standard * undertaking an ambassadorial role for the scheme * appointing sub-committees and agreeing their terms of reference and membership
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteer trustees can attend the Course of Preparation which runs for approximately 40 hours - usually one day per week for 8 weeks. There is also a Trustee Information pack available
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Monthly expenses form to be completed and public transport costs reimbursed or national rate for car usage

    Experience required:People with management, committee, financial experience. People with knowledge of the voluntary sector. Anyone interested in assisting us in achieving our aims.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsCommittee meetings take place at Home-Start East Fife offices in St Andrews approximately every six weeks; travel to and from committee meetings can be reimbursed.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.