Trustee Board Members (Youth Auchmuty Project)

  • VO90056
  • Board/trustee role


Description

With funding from the Big Lottery, Clued Up was asked to support young people aged 12 – 18 living in Auchmuty, Glenrothes to engage in the Our Place process, build on their capacity to contribute to their community and help them be involved in creating a better place to live by developing youth facilities and a programme of learning activities based on what they need and want. This is where the Youth Auchmuty Project (YAP) was born.

YAP run activities on a Friday and Wednesday and they are seeking board members to help set up the Steering Group, ensuring the project is self-sustaining as well as continuing to provide support, security and opportunities for young people within Auchmuty. Using a youth-led approach, young people’s opinions are valued giving them a sense of empowerment and increasing their ability to influence.

This creates an exciting opportunity for volunteers to become involved in YAP in its new form. Volunteering as a board member will allow you to assist within a youth work and community development setting, utilising skills such as leadership, communication, networking and fundraising whilst sharing local knowledge.

Organisation aims and objectives

Clued Up provides a comprehensive "youth friendly" drug/alcohol support and information service for young people under 25 in the Fife area also targeting the general issues of general well being and lifestyle. The project provides education, prevention, early intervetion and diversion for young people affected by their own or someone else's substance use.

Availability

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2-3 hours per month

Restrictions

to keep within the constitution
Experience required: YAP are looking for people with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. Youth work or community development knowledge/experience as well as knowledge of working within the Third or public sector is preferred. Knowledge within a particular area such as bookkeeping, charity work or fundraising as well as knowledge of the area of Glenrothes is advantageous.
Travel details: Initially the board meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 530-630pm at Muirhead Outreach Project, Saltire Centre, 7 Pentland Court, Glenrothes, KY6 2DA. Meetings can also be attended virtually.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Authorised travel will normally be by Stagecoach Services Bus Voucher (vouchers are available from Clued Up Admin). Other types of travel should be agreed with the Volunteer Development Worker. The cost of other means of travel can be reimbursed either in cash or through a bank account.
Training details: Board members will be inducted to YAP, the history and the aims and objectives. Board members will also receive training on the roles and responsibilities of a board, and if they chose to take up a position such as chairperson etc, training will be provided on this role.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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