The Sandstone Ridge Trust is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and support its volunteers. The work of the Trust and its capacity to look after the Sandstone Ridge depends on the support of volunteers and their range of skills and talents. If you have an interest in coordinating volunteers this could be the role for you. These are exciting times for you to get involved with the Trust – following on from the successful conclusion of Ridge: Rocks and Springs, we are midway through another Heritage Lottery funded project in which we are exploring ways to secure the long-term future of the area.
We are looking for a volunteer to help with one or more of the following activities
Source and recruit volunteers through various techniques (databases, e-mail, social media etc.)
Collect information on availabilities and skills
Recommend and arrange for appropriate training when needed
Coordinate teams of volunteers for large-scale activities / projects
Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and well-placed
Disseminate information for upcoming actions and events
Εnsure the purpose of the Trust and its activities is clearly communicated
What attributes/skills do you need?
IT literate and proficient in Microsoft packages
Access to a computer, email and telephone
Organizational skills and team coordination abilities
Ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and experience
Experience in volunteering
How much time do you need to commit?
The role is flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you want to, but we suggest half a day or a day per week. This should include attending meetings of the Board of Trustees.
A minimum commitment of 12 months to the role would be expected
What support will you be given?
Appropriate support and supervision in your role, including any training required
You will be responsible to a member of the Trustee Board or Transition Project Officer
Trustees and the HLF Transition Project Officer will be available to give you support, advice and guidance
Attendance at networking events
What benefits can you expect?
Opportunities to meet new people in your community and working as part of a small team
Learn new skills and enhance your CV
You can claim previously agreed out of pocket expenses
The opportunity to make a difference to people’s interaction with, and enjoyment and understanding of the Sandstone Ridge