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Volunteering Opportunity: VO48110

  • Volunteer Trustees
    with Home-Start Kirkcaldy.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:Without Trustees our scheme wouldn't exist and families and children wouldn't get the support they need
     •  Being a Trustee can be rewarding and gives opportunities for personal development and the chance to give something back to the local community
     •  Trustees help guide our scheme and contribute to our leadership and direction so staff can manage the day to day work
     •  The Board are responsible for good governance and employ the staff team as well as overseeing the sound management of funds
     •  The Board of Trustees work closely with the staff and work on a variety of things jointly such as fundraising and publicity
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:We have an information pack that we send out to anyone interested. We'd then arrange an informal chat with the Chairperson and Senior Coordinator at the office. Home-Start UK provides on-going training and we have an intranet full of information and guidance for Trustees. We regularly have an "Away Day" for staff and volunteers.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers can claim all out of pocket expenses. We pay 40p per mile and they'll be reimbursed after each meeting.

    Experience required:Trustees come from all walks of life and you don't need specialist skills or qualifications to be a Trustee - common sense, time, flexibility. The ability to work as part of a team and an understanding of the pressures faced by parents today are just as important to us.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsOur Board meetings are held at our office - 5 South Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1YA.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).