Charity registered in Scotland
Four Pillars’ mission is the supply and provision of barrier contraception, peer education and information to support and grow the LGBT+ community in manners of Mental, Emotional, Physical and Sexual Health thereby promoting informed choices and reducing the prevalence of HIV and other STIs.
The Board of Trustees of Four Pillars are looking to recruit new trustees to ensure the Charity can continue to grow and support the LGBT+ community in Grampian.
Four pillars currently run a community hub, support and social groups, 1 to 1 support, provide volunteering opportunities and facilitate Grampian Pride.
There are lots of ideas in the pipeline for the future. In order to achieve these we are particularly looking for people with previous experience of serving on a charity board and/or with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following:
-An understanding of the needs of the LGBT+ community in Grampian
-PR social media
-Fundraising/ event planning
We would also like to hear from people currently underrepresented on our board:
-People with a disability
-People from an ethnic minority
For more information or to apply please go to our website www.fourpillarsuk.org/volunteer
Group Support Volunteers are responsible for assisting the LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator facilitate their group. Group Support Volunteers will help lead each group by welcoming members, setting group rules and enforcing them. They can promote activities and involvement, liaising with special guests and following up afterwards. They may be expected to give advice, information and/or support to service users. This may include one-to-one support.
No qualifications are needed for this role as full training will be given although a background in support roles or previous group facilitation would be beneficial. A strong outgoing personality is recommended for this role as you will be expected to approach and engage with service users.
We will be hosting our 4inclusion group on a monthly basis, and hope to commence an LGBT+ Games Group. Both will be held in locations in Elgin.
Community Outreach Volunteers are responsible for supporting the LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator (LOC) on all events and PR opportunities. This includes working with the LOC by promoting Four Pillars services. Offering advice, guidance and sign posting when attending events and the preparation and execution of one off events such as World Aids Day (this does not include Grampian Pride). Other basic duties include keeping track of attendees, keeping event areas clean and other tasks as set out by the LOC.
No qualifications are needed for this role as full training will be given. A strong outgoing personality is recommended for this role as you will be expected to approach and engage with service users.
Four Pillars will be hosting various events across Moray, including Keith, Dufftown, Forres, Buckie and Elgin. We hold events in coffee shops and libraries and other venues across Moray. We cannot provide transport, but can cover travel expenses. Ideally we are looking for our volunteers to live locally, so they can possibly run the event on their own once they have experience and training.