Established over 80 years ago, Youth 1st is the leading support agency for youth organisations, youth groups, youth workers, volunteers and young people in Fife. They provide services which increase the effectiveness and capacity of their members, who engage with young people in the youth work sector. They support and empower, leading to strong and resilient community-based youth work, which in turn improves the life experiences and opportunities of young people. Youth 1st are looking for new Trustees to join their lively and engaged Board of Trustees. You will want to make a difference to local communities in Fife and will like working as part of a team and enjoy making things happen. You will be a clear thinker, an active listener, a good communicator and are not afraid to speak your mind. You are responsible and committed and have time to give. They will offer support and training where needed to help you quickly find your way around the role.
Each Trustee receives an induction pack and meeting. Relevant training for Charity Trustees via FVA and OSCR will be offered, as well as places on their Youth Work training programme.
They are looking for individuals with Finance, Marketing or Governance experience and come from the voluntary, the commercial or the public sector.
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
Call us to arrange an appointment
Give us a call on 0800 389 6046 to arrange an appointment to chat with our staff about what opportunities are available - at Board/Committee level as well as operational opportunities. Meetings can be arranged outside of the office in some cases.
Register with us
Fill out our registration form and a member of staff will then get in touch with you to discuss volunteering options to suit you.
Are you currently a Board member?
If you'd like advice, information or training for you and/or fellow board members then please contact us - almost all of our board support is provided at no cost! Get in touch using the details above - we're here to help and bring significant expertise as well as experience of supporting hundreds of board members and boards over recent years.
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Are you looking for Board members?
Organisations looking for board members can complete this registration form, e-mail it to us and we'll put the opportunity on this page and our list of all volunteering opportunities in Fife. Please remember, as well as promoting your Board vacancy on our website to the public, our Volunteering Development team will be able to promote it to some of the 1,000+ people they speak to every year about volunteering. Don't delay, complete the form today!