Inverness Humanists - Local Group Volunteer (as part of a small team)

  • VO98204


Description

Local Group Volunteers help to organise meetings and other local activities and events, usually on a monthly basis, for the benefit of our members and supporters.

Tasks are shared among the organising group, and might include identifying and booking venues and guest speakers, welcoming guests, organising hospitality, promoting local activities, chairing meetings, facilitating groups, and promoting membership.

Local groups have multiple benefits:

providing opportunities for members and supporters to connect and engage in a meaningful way
getting more people involved and attracting new members
bringing together different skills and new ideas
working on a common cause or area of interest
promoting greater understanding and awareness of humanism
supporting Humanist Society Scotland campaigns

Are you a humanist? Take our quiz and find out: https://www.humanism.scot/are-you-a-humanist/

Roles within the local group may be shared out informally or specific roles assigned.

Contact Lara, our Community Engagement Manager for a no obligation chat, and explore what volunteering might look like for you, and how you can support our work.

Organisation aims and objectives

Humanist Society Scotland seeks a future in which: The worth, dignity and autonomy of every person is respected and individual freedom is balanced with social responsibility and a duty of care for future generations Scottish civic institutions are democratic and human rights are developed, embedded and protected; Ethical and moral problems are addressed with compassion, knowledge and reason; No belief system (religious or not) should have, nor expect, privilege in the democratic process. In effect we seek a secular Scotland.

Availability

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Frequency and commitment details

Approximately 2-4 hours per month

Restrictions

Experience required: An understanding of Humanist Society Scotland’s work (we will provide induction) An interest in developing meaningful activities for members and supporters. Working knowledge of email and social media (desirable) Ability to organise your own work and volunteer on your own initiative. Enthusiasm for the cause and ability to represent the charity positively.
Travel details: Meetings are likely to take place somewhere central in Inverness, venue to be agreed. Open to suggestions!
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: We will reimburse local public transport fares, or cycle mileage (20 pence per mile). We will consider covering the cost of other modes of transport (eg. car mileage) if agreed in advance with your named contact. See our Volunteer Expenses Policy for more details.
Taster details: You are very welcome to attend local group meeting before committing to volunteer.
Training details: You are very welcome to chat to other volunteers and the Community Engagement Manager before deciding if it’s right for you.