The volunteer will support Sustainable Cupar, a SCIO since 2011. Trustees (all volunteers themselves) are expanding activities to promote Cupar as a thriving, sustainable, future-proof community. The trustees are a friendly and community-spirited group, now seeking an additional volunteer to increase capacity.
Sustainable Cupar has designed an active travel network and has signed walking/cycling routes across the town. We re-instated the Moor Road core path to Ceres. Sustainable Cupar is now planning a route, away from traffic, linking south to north.
Trustees engage with planners and developers to optimise the sustainability of all new builds in the town, particularly pressurizing for heat networks, solar power and achieve travel permeability.
The Fruit and Blossom Group (FAB) has delivered a Community Soft Fruit Cage at Elmwood House and a Community Orchard at Millfield, with interpretation board and beautiful outdoor furniture. FAB offers training in fruit-growing and members enjoy working and learning together.
The volunteer will participate in the training offered to Trustees, Potential Trustees and Volunteers regarding the benefits and responsibilities of participating SCIOs.
The volunteer will be 'assigned' to a Trustee who will offer training in all aspects of the post. That Trustee will act as a mentor for the volunteer. Fife Voluntary Action may also provide support.
Good listening, communication and group working skills are needed. IT skills and flexible attitude are also important. Good hand writing necessary. No experience necessary.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Volunteers in 16 - 18 age group are very welcome.
Meetings are generally held in the Fire Station at Millfield in the evenings. Volunteers make their own way there.
Director, Trustee, Board/Committee member or Governor?!
Organisations have different names for the volunteers who are responsible for the running of the organisation - some are called Board members, some are Committee members, some may use the word Director for example. Broadly speaking, they mean the same thing - the people at the top who are ultimately responsible! These are important roles (for which training and support is available) and without volunteers at board level voluntary sector organisations could not exist.
Help and Support
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