Volunteer Trustees

  • VO48110
  • Board/trustee role


Description

Without Trustees our scheme wouldn't exist and families and children wouldn't get the support they need. Being a Trustee can be rewarding and gives opportunities for personal development and the chance to give something back to the local community.
Trustees help guide our scheme and contribute to our leadership and direction so staff can manage the day to day work. The Board are responsible for good governance and employ the staff team as well as overseeing the sound management of funds. The Board of Trustees work closely with the staff and work on a variety of things jointly such as fundraising and publicity.

Organisation aims and objectives

Home-Start Kirkcaldy offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Cardenden. Since 1994, they have offered a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Home-visiting volunteers visit a family once a week to help them deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. We also runa weekly family group, creche and organise trips and outings.

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Minimum 3 hours per month with a minimum commitment of 1 year. Our Board of Trustees currently meets every 4-6 weeks on a Monday at 5pm. Additional meetings are arranged to suit.

Restrictions

Experience required: Trustees come from all walks of life and you don't need specialist skills or qualifications to be a Trustee - common sense, time, flexibility. The ability to work as part of a team and an understanding of the pressures faced by parents today are just as important to us.
Travel details: Our Board meetings are held at our office - 5 South Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1YA.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers can claim all out of pocket expenses. We pay 40p per mile and they'll be reimbursed after each meeting.
Training details: We have an information pack that we send out to anyone interested. We'd then arrange an informal chat with the Chairperson and Senior Coordinator at the office. Home-Start UK provides on-going training and we have an intranet full of information and guidance for Trustees. We regularly have an "Away Day" for staff and volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.