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  • Secretary
    with BASE East Fife (Blind Activities Support Events)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO98504 - Created/last updated: 25/01/2024


    About this opportunity:BASE ( is a Scottish Registered Charity established in 2005 by blind and partially sighted people. The management committee has nine Trustees and one co-opted member, the majority of whom are sight impaired. BASE depends entirely on fundraising from donations and applications to charitable trusts.

    BASE supports people with sight impairment resident in NE Fife by offering a monthly programme of social activities, including visits to places of interest, theatre visits, museums and outdoor activities. BASE is supported by a team of volunteers providing transport and guiding.

    BASE's long serving secretary is standing down in November, having served since 2005.

    The secretary's role includes: arranging committee meetings (every 6-10 weeks), arranging the AGM, circulating agendas and minutes, compiling the annual report, dealing with all correspondence, holding all records, finding funding opportunities and completing applications, processing membership applications, website liaison, sending treasurer receipts, travel expenses etc. Support with the role, including a handover from the current post-holder is available. Tasks should take around 3 hours per week.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:21
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:There will be a handover/shadowing period with the current Secretary and support from other committee members. Free Roles and Responsibilities training will be available from Fife Voluntary Action.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Travel expenses are reimbursed at 45p per mile or public transport cost.

    Experience required:The secretary roles needs attention to detail, good written English, good IT skills (word processing and email), able to volunteer alone and as part of a team. You should also be organised and approachable.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

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

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsMost of the activity can be done at home. Committee meetings take place at Cupar YMCA, 93 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4LG every. They are held on a Monday 2.00 - 3.30pm.

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

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