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  • Trustee
    with Lucky Ewe

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO85451 - Created/last updated: 25/08/2021


    About this opportunity:Lucky Ewe is seeking to bring extra energy and perspective to its trustee group as they grow this new educational charity in NE Fife. Read about what their work with people with additional support needs here They would love to recruit 1 or 2 trustees, who work well with others, and have the experience and foresight to help steer lucky Ewe forward. They are interested in individuals with a financial or farming background, but all volunteers will be considered. Lucky Ewe trustees work always in the best interests of the charity, helping to: keep the public informed of their work; keep clear financial records; fundraise. Trustees who want to volunteer in practical tasks on the farm are also most welcome. Though not in itself a management position, it is important that trustees work well with the appointed part time staff at Lucky Ewe. At the moment Trustees are meeting at least once a month via Zoom. This requires trustees to prepare for the meeting, participate creatively in the meeting, give their best considered advice, and complete their accepted ensuing actions in a timely way. Altogether a trustee should expect to give 5 hours per month to the charity, though they may choose to give more time.

    Takes place:

    Training provided:The volunteer will have a guided tour of farm facilities, an in-depth discussion with one or more trustees covering the aims and activities of the charity and get another trustee appointed as a '˜buddy'
    Experience required:Skills: (essential) computer literate (for email and Zoom), good communication skills, facility for working with others (also useful) bookkeeping and accounts, practical farming skills, sheep husbandry, dairy Attitude: (essential) proactive and keen to see Lucky Ewe flourish (also useful) light-hearted, sympathetic to Lucky Ewe beneficiaries, community spirited Experience: individuals experienced in all walks of life are welcome

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Informal Chat; Other; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Travel DetailsLucky Ewe is based in Cupar, and the rented agricultural holding, where most of the sheep are kept, is at Bonnyton Farm by Leven. Currently Trustees communicate via phone, email and in Zoom meetings.

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