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Founded in 2017, The Arkbound Foundation is the only independent charity in the UK that is concerned with improving accessibility and diversity within both publishing and journalism. We are a registered charity in England and Wales (Charity Number 1173072), and in Scotland (SC049523), with offices in Bristol and Glasgow.
We are a small organisation and are now seeking to widen and diversify our trustee board. In particular, we would be very interested if you have experience in business development, previously being a trustee of an organisation, and working with/for people who come from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds.
The purpose of a trustee is to generally oversee that a charity delivers its mission (in the interests of the general public) and that it functions well. Being a trustee is an important volunteer role that has a great responsibility, as well as unmatched opportunities to develop insights into high-level strategy, delivery of charitable work, management skills and transferable knowledge to a range of other careers.
The recommended minimum hourly commitment of a trustee is 8 hours per month; however, this is flexible and many of our existing trustees do less, whilst some choose to do more. Meetings take place at least every two months and participation can be remote.
What's in it for the volunteer?
We play a vital role in expanding publishing to a more diverse range of voices and have made a unique difference to British publishing by providing access to less orthodox opinions and views on British social and political issues. By taking on the role of trustee, you would be helping manage an organisation that is making a significant difference to this field of work.
If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). The coordinator will then contact you by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431.
• You will be a decision maker on the best strategy for the ongoing success of the organisation.
• Be responsible for policies, objectives and functions of the organisation.
• Be available to attend 8-10 Board meetings per year
• Have knowledge of health and social care, commerce, governance or IT skills.
• Be local to the Tayside area.
• Share our vision to make a difference for the older people of Dundee.
During the course of your term you will be able contribute to the development and delivery of a new strategy, support the organisation in a phase of growth and learn new skills as a governor. Ultimately, Trustees act as stewards, maintaining oversight over the legal and financial health of the organisation to ensure its continued work.
To do this you will attend the eight Executive Committee meetings a year to contribute to the strategy, oversight and promotion of the organisation, but we also ask our Trustees to give their time in supporting fundraising. attending functions and acting as ambassadors.
To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your C.V. with a short supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you within a week for an informal discussion regarding the role. If you have any further question then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Would you like:
· The opportunity to enhance your existing skills and knowledge and apply these to the development of an innovative and dynamic charitable organisation?
· To play a key role in the running and development of MS Therapy Centre (Tayside); enabling the charity to continue its positive and valuable work?
We are currently seeking to appoint new board members with specific skills to enhance our existing board membership. Successful candidates will have excellent knowledge and experience of one or more of the following:
Candidates do not need experience or knowledge of MS but must be committed and passionate about making a difference.
If this sounds like you and you possess the energy and drive to be part of a successful charitable organisation like MS Therapy (Tayside) then we are keen to hear from you.
Application packs are available on request by emailing Sheila Mitchell at email@example.com,uk.
If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Sheila using the email address above, where she will be more than happy to arrange this with our Chairperson for you.
RNIB wants to test the use of WhatsApp to be able to reach blind and partially sighted people who have previously never accessed our services.
The role is simple. You agree to us sending you WhatsApp messages from RNIB every month with details of activities and events available. By signing up to this role, you agree to then share the information with people you know either personally or professionally. The key is reaching more people with sight loss, so they are aware of what is available.
Our aim is to reach people with different levels of vision and a variety of age groups and communities across the UK.
Contact with RNIB’s customers is not part of this role.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Bus travel can be a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people. Many rely on buses to go about their day to day business. Buses help people with sight loss to maintain their independence as they are unable to drive, and taxis can be expensive for everyday journeys.
That is why RNIB Scotland has been working with bus companies to ensure that drivers are aware of what makes a good journey from the perspective of someone who is blind or partially sighted. The sessions are called ‘Swap with Me’ and discussion is led by members of the blind and partially sighted community. There is also a practical element to the sessions with drivers and RNIB Scotland participants getting a chance to experience what a bus journey is like from each other’s point of view.
RNIB is currently working with Lothian Buses in Edinburgh and volunteers are needed to make sure the sessions run smoothly and provide sighted guiding to facilitators.
Volunteers will help guide the discussions and when required offer guided support to the participants. Training and support will be offered as part of RNIB’s volunteer induction process. Reasonable expenses will be available to fulfil the role.
We are looking for people who are local to South West Edinburgh to join our board of trustees.
Board Trustees have enabled Space to become the charity it is today. Space now delivers 17 projects, with 60+ staff and over 250 volunteers. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from all backgrounds to join our Board of Trustees.
Trustees help decide what services we deliver in The Broomhouse Hub. The board of trustees plays an integral part in developing the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring its good governance, and overseeing the delivery of the organisation’s defined aims, values, mission, and objectives.
Trustees fall into two categories:
Local – people living within the South West Edinburgh locality, or within 3 miles of EH11 3RH.
Business – people who have joined the board to offer specific skills and experience.
Join the Board of Clutter Chat to help steer this young charity that supports those with chronic clutter and hoarding habits through self help groups. See our website for more details of our work www.clutterchat.co.uk
We are a Glasgow-based and online meet-up giving support, encouragement and inspiration for dealing with life’s material clutter. Clutter affects everyone: it affects all ages, heritages, and walks of life.
Clutter Chat is seeking Board member(s) to steer the course of this recently formed charity to support those with chronic clutter and hoarding habits through self-help groups. The groups started in 2014, and we registered as a charity in 2020. Currently, we run 2 groups, one on Zoom and one in person, in partnership with a Housing Association.
New Board members with experience in partnership working, mental health, social work, and fire and rescue services, would be particularly welcome, as well as those with bookkeeping skills, who would be willing to take over the role of treasurer, and those able and willing to minute our meetings.
We would like to welcome people from all walks of life as the issue with clutter/hoarding can affect a wide variety of people, including neurodivergent groups.
If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on firstname.lastname@example.org
AILN provides information, advice and support to people living in North, South and East Ayrshire who have been assessed by their Local Authority and eligible for Self-directed Support. We provide services to people who opt for Option 1 of the 4 Options available and who would like to take greater control in organising and managing their own support.
AILN also provides a budget management and payroll service to assist people to manage the payment of Personal Assistants they may choose to recruit and/or the agencies they may choose to provide their support.
AILN has a staff team who provide the services day to day and they are managed by our Board of Directors who are all volunteers.
We are currently seeking to recruit a small number of new Directors to join our existing Board.
We are interested in hearing from people with the skills and experience we need to help us take our organisation through to the next stage in its exciting development.
To join our Board you must live within Ayrshire and either:
• Have experience of using social care services and or through self-directed support and organising and managing your own support. You could be using these services yourself or could be a parent or carer.
• Experience gained through working in, or managing health or social care services.
We are a family support charity working alongside approximately 100 families per year across the whole of Angus. We recruit and train volunteers who visit families in their own homes to provide friendship and support
We are looking to recruit new members to strengthen our trustee board and support our organisations aims and objectives. We are looking for people with knowledge and experience of working within the voluntary sector especially charity finance and fundraising, HR and IT.
Approximately 10 hours per month. Including attendance at bi-monthly meetings, which normally last 2 hours.