32 - Board Members
When We Need You
From 01/03/2011 onwards
Fairway Fife seeks to address some of the social isolation issues experienced by young people with learning disabilities. The young people are at an age where relationships with peers are an essential part of maturing and the relationships help to broaden their entire outlook in life. These young people, however, almost always have fewer opportunities to form natural friendships and are much less able to keep in contact with friends who move on. Typically they only participate in leisure activities with carers, or with immediate family, which tends to be in isolation and not in the usual socialising hours or environment. The project gives young people the opportunity to engage in a wide range of social and leisure interests with people their own age, both in one to one settings and in larger group outings. This helps build their confidence and social skills. The Peer Mentors gain the opportunity to develop a sense of responsibility for their "friend(s)" and are able to engage in volunteering in a very meaningful way. To ensure the further development and continuation of this valuable project, we need motivated and committed Board Members to help with the general running and decision making of the charity. The committee meet approximately every six weeks but there are other general tasks such as administration, accounts, funding applications, as well as ensuring all the necessary legalities are adhered to, such as OSCR reports.
Skills & Experience
Board members must be able to demonstrate a non-judgemental, keen and enthusiastic attitude with good team working skills. An understanding of Charity and committee workings would be advantageous, as would an understanding of issues faced by those who are marginalised and socially isolated.
The committee meet at office premises in Cowdenbeath but there are occasions when they are involved in other events such as the AGM, fundraising, party nights. etc. which may mean a change of venue.
Application Form, Informal Chat, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Training is given on an individual needs basis which is provided in-house, through CVS Fife, Fife Council and Youth 1st
Expenses are paid on production of receipt.
Frequency & Commitment
The hours vary according to charity business. The committee meet at office premises in Cowdenbeath on a Wednesday evening approximately every 6 weeks.
No minimum age has been specified for this opportunity
Opportunity Provided By
c/o 179 Stenhouse Street
Contact: Nat Wilson
Tel: 01383 602356