Host Organisation: Knutsford GROW

Small, vibrant, Knutsford based gardening charity in its 20th year would welcome volunteer trustees to join the existing board which steers and controls our activities.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Community Development, Environment/Conservation, Health and Wellbeing services, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Social Activities
Type of Activity: Administration, Business Development, Fundraising, Trusteeship, Web Development
Location: Knutsford
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

Day to day activities are carried out by our Coordinator and gardening volunteers who tend the gardens of local frail and disabled people, but the project needs governance and control by the trustees.
It is envisaged this will take 7 hours per month including a 2 hour board meeting every two months held late afternoon / early evening as convenient.
Other than that, volunteering hours are totally flexible and at times to suit the volunteer dependent on any particular activities they agree to take on based on their skill-set. Most of the duties would be carried out at home reporting progress back at the next meeting.

It is anticipated this post will appeal to local people used to (or who aspire to) similar managerial roles in business but there’s no substitute for enthusiasm.

Support will be provided by the other trustees and appropriate IT and other courses will be accessed where required.

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

Being able to 'see' the bigger picture, to work collaboratively with the other Trustees to steer and guide the Charity to continue to thrive.
IT user with access to a pc and emails would be ideal.
To have the time and enthusiasm to achieve tasks and duties to agreed timescale.

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

Coaching and training from other Trustees
Appropriate courses / training if necessary to improve a needed skill

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Volunteers will receive training on the roles and responsibilities of a trustee/appropriate courses if necessary