Host Organisation: Friends for Leisure

Friends for Leisure is looking for new members to join the Board of Trustees. We want the Board to reflect the views, opinions and values of the people we are working with.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Business Development, Management, Support / Care Work, Trusteeship, Youth Work
Location: Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday EVE

Friends for Leisure is a well-respected charity that has been improving the lives of disabled children and young people for over 20 years. We also have an award-winning youth volunteering programme.
Our current Board members possess a wealth of experience in the health and social care, legal, education and business sectors. However, we are keen to enhance our skills set and broaden the range of characters and backgrounds.
These are exciting opportunities for people who are passionate about FFL, the voluntary sector and providing community benefit.
The role is voluntary, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
We would particularly welcome applicants who are familiar with services in the south of the borough

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

No previous experience of working within a disability organisation needed, but Trustees must:
• Be enthusiastic about making a difference
• Want to contribute to a better world
• Value all people regardless of disability, gender or race
• Have enough time to make a commitment. The trustees meet for two hours each month - usually at the charity's offices in Congleton - and participation in activities, fundraising and office support is encouraged.
• Bring skills and/or experience to the role – this could be as a parent /carer of a disabled child

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Reasonable expenses and appropriate mileage at 0.45p/mile can be claimed.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Informal discussion and induction will be undertaken by the chair of trustees and on-going support is available from existing board members and the charity's manager and staff team.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Trustees are responsible for identifying their own training needs. Relevant training opportunities will then be sought.