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  • Chairperson
    with Care And Share Companionship

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO83520 - Created/last updated: 14/07/2021



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    About this opportunity:Care and Share Companionship is a Scottish Registered Charity. We support people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area of Fife. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and wellbeing.
    The role of the Chair is to lead the board of trustees, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of the charity, to work in partnership with the manager, helping to achieve the aims of the organisation; building relationships between the board with staff and volunteers and to optimise the skills of the Trustees. To be committed to the aims and values of the Charity.
    The Chairperson is responsible for making sure that each meeting is planned effectively, conducted according to the constitution and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner.
    To attend and participate in regular Board Meetings, at present via Zoom.
    For further information please visit our website: www.careandsharecompanionship.org or our Facebook page.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Volunteer will receive a Trustee Handbook and introduced to members of the Board. Ongoing training opportunities may be available from FVA and other Third Sector support organisations i.e. Befriending Networks.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Bus fares reimbursed on face value of ticket. Mileage 45p per mile.

    Experience required:We are looking for a person who has some knowledge of the voluntary sector. Good leadership skills, experience of committee work, tact and diplomacy, good people skills and the ability to be impartial and respect confidences.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?Yes: Potential volunteers are invited to attend a Board Meeting to meet the other members.

    Travel DetailsTrustee Board meetings are currently held via Zoom approx. every 4-6 weeks from 5.30pm - 7.00pm.

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

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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