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Volunteering Opportunity: VO48266

  • Member of the Board of Directors
    with Age Concern Glenrothes.

    Created/last updated: 24/09/2020


    About this opportunity:Be the someone who makes a difference! Age Concern Glenrothes is looking for volunteer board members! No particular qualifications are needed apart from a drive to want to make life better for older people
     •  By joining our Board of Directors you will help steer the organisation and gain valuable experience in management and governance
     •  ACG provides services for older people in the Glenrothes area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity and companionship
     •  Your own experience and expertise will contribute to the board’s ability to provide the services needed to meet this aim
     •  This opportunity not only gives you the chance to develop your own management, planning and teamwork skills, but contributing effectively also gives you a very real feeling of actively helping vulnerable people
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    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:85
    Training provided:The Chair is happy to chat informally by phone with potential applicants to give more details about board membership and the role, to discuss the individual’s skills and experience, and to answer any questions. Upon receipt of a completed application form applicants will be invited for interview with the Chair and one other Board member. The Chair is happy to meet informally with potential board applicants to give more details about board membership, to discuss the individual’s skills and experience, and to answer any questions. Initial induction training is conducted by the Chair who will explain how ACG operates, its goals, current issues and opportunities, and how the organisation is involved with the wider community (including our sponsors). At this meeting the new board member is encouraged to consider how their skills and experience can best be used, and any need for further training will be discussed. The new member will be given a comprehensive induction pack. The new member will meet with the ACG team, and the managers will explain their roles. Ongoing support and training is given as required.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses can be paid on the night at a rate agreed by the board

    Experience required:Good, independent judgement An ability to think creatively A willingness to speak authentically and honestly An ability to work effectively as a member of a team A commitment to ACG’s purpose A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort To have integrity and a genuine wish to contribute

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Maximum age is related to insurance.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe Board meets at 100 Scott Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1AE (though they are using skype group calls at present)

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).