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The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
While all Trustees always retain their responsibility for the Charity as a whole, some will be chosen for their specific expertise in particular areas and will support and advise the Board on that area of expertise.
• Work together to provide leadership and strategic direction to the charity
• Ensure that M4U meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
• Ensure that M4U is effectively run and meets all of its legal and regulatory requirements
• Ensure that assets are safeguarded and used efficiently for those for whom the charity exists
• Ensure that the charity is accountable financially and in other ways
• Take on specific roles as required for the smooth operation of the Board of Trustees and charity
• To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the
course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.
• Act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times
• Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society
Trustees are expected to contribute around 10 hours per month to the charity and to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum. A minimum commitment of 12 months is requested.
Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 2 Workshops, 2 Performances and 2 Fundraising Events
This is a voluntary position, although reasonable travelling expenses can be refunded.
As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, funders and OSCR.
M4U depends on Trustees having a wide range of skills, and each Board member should have strengths in at least one of the following areas. We do not expect Trustees to be skilled in all of these areas.
• Musical theatre
• Organisational development/strategy
• Financial management
• Charity legal compliance responsibilities
• Management and development of paid staff/volunteers
• Lobbying & campaigning
• Ability and time to represent M4U in meetings with stakeholders
• Best in employment
• IT Management
• Project development/management experience
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Music 4 U. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please email email@example.com
Altens and Cove Community Association Centre is a local independent charity, run by volunteer Trustees and a small staff team from Altens Community Centre.
Serving Altens and Cove, the centre offers a wide range of community activities, along with private hires of our meeting rooms, sports hall and community rooms, and a café. Our highly recommended Fishies Playgroup operates within Altens Community Centre on weekday mornings during term time.
As we emerge from pandemic restrictions, we are looking for new trustees to join our friendly group of staff and trustees. In particular, we are seeking a treasurer to manage the association’s accounts in conjunction with the centre manager and other members of the board of trustees.
The Centre provides a vibrant atmosphere and essential support for the community of Cove and Altens, and we would be pleased to welcome additional volunteers to our team.
For further information please contact Rob Sim, Chair of Board of Trustees at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07801683011.
Details about activities and volunteering at the Centre is also available at our Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/altencc/
Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support disadvantaged young people to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, as well as developing your own skills.
And now you can volunteer with us as an online tutor to support pupils to reach their potential. Online tutoring is a great option for anyone on a busy schedule or those continuing to keep their distance from groups of people. For our online programmes, tutors work remotely and support pupils in English or maths in a virtual classroom.
For further details please contact us at email email@example.com
▪ Attending invited events, for example community/social group meetings, schools, and
cheque presentations to give presentations/talk about the work of Befrienders Highland
and the difference we are making, to inspire people to support us through fundraising, or
to thank supporters for the fundraising they have completed.
▪ Representing the charity in a professional manner.
▪ Making conversation with members of the public as appropriate and answering
questions about the charity.
▪ Promoting and facilitating planned fundraising initiatives and activities.
▪ Working with local businesses and recreational facilities to promote fundraising
opportunities and procure raffle prizes.
▪ Liaising with the Coordinators and Fundraising Coordinator from Befrienders Highland.
▪ Support social media and website posting, through provision of photographs, stories,
and giving notice of upcoming events/talks.
• Casual but professional attire
• Volunteer ID badge
Skills, experience and qualities
• Personable, enthusiastic and approachable
• Confident in public speaking
• Experience of organising or attending fundraising events
The benefits to you
• Experience working with a charitable organisation
• A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference
• Develop your skills
• References for future employers
• Meet new people
What you can expect from Befrienders Highland
• An induction session to introduce you to the charity, recognise your skills and identify
any ongoing support you may need from us to fulfil the role
• A designated point of contact for support and guidance, when needed
• Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses, for example, travelling to and from the
fundraising venue, small value prizes for quiz nights
• Provision of some promotional material for events (e.g. banners, contents for goody
• Wee Blether Newsletter
This is a flexible role to suit your availability, and as such there is no minimum time commitment.
Fundraising Volunteers will be contacted as appropriate and offered the opportunity to attend
events to which we are invited, or may choose to run events themselves to fundraise for the
Complete our simple application form to express your interest in the role. We’ll arrange an
informal meeting to discuss your application and the role, before obtaining references. Following
this, we’ll invite you to a short induction meeting.
Mentoring in Highland schools, including Dingwall, Alness and Invergordon Academies, MCR have a full time "Pathways Coordinator" who works with small groups of pupils in S1 and S2 to increase confidence and social interaction.
From S3 onwards these individuals are offered a 1:1 Mentor, who is a volunteer from the local community, trained and supported by MCR Pathways.
Having a reliable, trusted adult in their life is transformational for our young people. Someone who believes in them, is their friend, doesn't judge them, listens to them, helps them grow and develop their skills. Young people then become more engaged with school, with their peers, with other adults - and have hope for the future.
We operate in term time only, within the school - you will be allocated a space each week with your mentee. Your PC will support you throughout your journey. Mentoring can be flexible to suit Mentors work patterns and family commitments. Mentors learn new skills and enjoy meeting other mentors in the area at our regular get togethers.
Applicants receive comprehensive training and ongoing support via our Mentor Hub, Mentor Services area team, PC in the school and our Partnership Team.
Training and Social gatherings are organised throughout the year, for all Mentors.
For more information, visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome.
What will I be doing?
• Working one-to-one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
• Relationship-building and mentoring
• Instilling a growth mindset towards learning
• Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator
• Take part in relevant training
• Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependent on experience
• Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning
Volunteering for the Scouts is a great way to take part in new experiences, meet a whole load of friendly people and have fun. There is something for everyone whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, the Scouting Association will provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.
As a volunteer, working in teams, you might:
1. Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
2. Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
3. Help to plan and lead activities
4. Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
5. Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
6. Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small
You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer with Scouts - we need everyone to muck in and help support young people to learn #SkillsForLife.
To help supervise and train young people in the badminton club during term time. The badminton club is open to Jr members from primary 6 -S2+ it is good for health and wellbeing and building social interaction and confidence.
volunteers to help with music for Junior Drama Group, help with musicality, dance or for productions
ist Wick Scouts are seeking new volunteers for their committee. roles available ore secretary, or Treasurer [or committee members] committee meetings are held monthly to discuss the planning and governance of the club. This is ideal for someone who perhaps does not have time for regular commitment, but who wishes to help out and support the club.