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Volunteering Opportunity: VO65497

  • Volunteer Minutes Secretary
    with Sustainable Cupar.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity: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
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:99
    Training provided: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.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Not usually paid but open to negotiation

    Experience required: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.

    Application process:Informal Chat

    Taster available?Yes: Come along to a meeting to see if it is for you

    Travel DetailsMeetings are generally held in the Fire Station at Millfield in the evenings. Volunteers make their own way there.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.