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Volunteering Opportunity: VO72494
Committee Member with Fife Federation of Tenants & Residents Associations.
Created/last updated: 04/08/2020
About this opportunity:
Are you a team player? Do you have some spare time? Would you like to influence changes in your area? Then join the FFOTRA Board and be a voice for your area • Fife Federation of Tenants & Resident’s Associations (FFOTRA) exists to empower Tenant and Resident's Associations (TRAs) to improve the quality of life in their communities • They partner with the council to develop policies to benefit tenants and residents and enable TRAs to become effective representatives for their communities by providing support, information and advice •
FFOTRA want to be out there more getting to know the community as well as being seen to be more actively supporting tenants • They are looking for committee members who would join their board and help with this •
The Board meets monthly, with individuals additionally taking on specific issues that they are interested in e • g • sheltered housing, Fife Tenant, Scrutiny Group, Homelessness including attending council meetings and workshops representing FFOTRA • These committee members tend to become champions in their field and are usually available to support and guide those needing assistance •
An Induction will take place once on board going over the policies etc. A designated mentor will be identified for support. Opportunity to attend training courses as they become available.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - Out of pocket expenses are refunded in accordance with FFOTRA's expenses policy. These are normally processed once a month but exceptions will be made for those requiring their expenses urgently.
Looking for an outgoing person, willing to contribute and get involved with issues. No previous experience needed but would be an advantage. Training and mentoring will be given.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
No restrictions were specified.
No, not for this opportunity.
Meetings mainly based in Hunter Street Kirkcaldy although sometimes may be held away from the office. Out of pocket expenses will be refunded.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.