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Trustees from all backgrounds sought - help make a difference!

by Music Therapy Works

Are you looking for an opportunity to create positive social change, meet new people and learn new things? MTW is looking for committed, motivated people to join the Board as Trustees, enabling even more people to benefit from music therapy. Each Trustee must: • Be able to make careful, strategic decisions based on the information they are given • Have a willingness to speak their mind and provide constructive challenge when needed • Work well in a varied team of people • Be willing to spend the time and effort needed to fulfil the role of Trustee • Understand and accept the legal responsibilities of being a Trustee We also want our Board to reflect the diverse community that MTW supports. We would particularly like to hear from you if you: • have a background in social care and/or safeguarding • have a background in music therapy or a related field • reflect MTW’s beneficiaries. For example: are you a disabled person? Do you have mental health needs? Are you a parent or teacher of a young disabled person, or a young person with mental health needs? Are you part of an adoptive family or do you work with children in care? Are you a carer for a person with dementia? Whether you’re an experienced Trustee or wanting to take up your first position at board level, we really want to hear from you! It is not necessary for you to have previous experience as a Trustee - training will be provided. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Total time spent is equivalent to around 30 hours per year. Pre-agreed expenses can be reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 01905 972567

Apply your passion for grant application and writing to launch young people’s lives

by Sandwell Sea and Royal Marine Cadets

The Charity is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers that can support with grant identification and application, to obtain valuable and needed funds for the Unit. There are free training courses available for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07545199393

Volunteer Translators needed to support survivors of modern slavery

by Medaille Trust

We are looking for volunteers who could act as translators for us, to accurately translate text from English into any of the languages listed below. Many of our service users don’t use English as their first language and rely on high quality translation to understand information. We are looking for volunteers who can accurately translate English text into any of these languages: Mandarin, Bengali, Arabic, Amharic, French, Albanian, Vietnamese, Romanian, Polish, Tigrinya, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. Agreed expenses will be reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07931 996252

We need your business, HR and finance skills to help develop our organisation

by Fantastic Journeys CIC

We are looking for a volunteer with business, HR and finance experience. Fantastic Journeys is a growing social enterprise. We are accessing larger grants and winning contracts with statutory organisations. We have identified a need for more support to manage our finances and organisational structure. This support might include advice about: • finance accounting packages • fulltime vs freelance contracts • costs related to fulltime employees • writing and managing a business plan We would like a volunteer to join us to advise us in these areas. They could join us in an official capacity as a voluntary director. Or they could join us as a co-opted advisory member of the board of directors. Our hope would be that they could offer us 2-3 hours a month.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07486 314677

Schools in Sandwell need people like you!

by Sandwell Council

If you are committed, enthusiastic and want to make a difference, apply to be a governor at a school in Sandwell. School governors are volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life. They often meet monthly (usually outside of school hours) to monitor how a school is using its resources and meeting its objectives to provide a good education for pupils. We want you to be part of that check and challenge process and to bring your views and opinions. Being a governor can give you lots of skills too. You’ll build networks and gain valuable experience in areas such as planning, working with budgets, problem solving and using data. It’s a voluntary role, but it’s a brilliant way to give back to your community and will look great on your CV if you’re looking for work. Pre-agreed expenses are reimbursed. So, go for it – do something brilliant and help to ensure all children receive the education they deserve! Interested? Take a look at our video to find out more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNrvzSyu6wU Apply online at www.sandwell.gov.uk/governors

Minimum age: 18+

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Join us as a Trustee to help give people more choice

by Options for Life

Options for Life is a dynamic not-for-profit charity dedicated to empowering adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to boost their confidence, develop valuable skills, and live independently, enjoying the same rights, opportunities and choice as everyone else. We want to support more people with profound or multiple learning disabilities, and develop new services to provide supported employment opportunities. But to do this we need professionals who can guide and develop the charity’s strategy as Trustees. Many of our current Trustees will complete their terms this year. We particularly value financial and public administration skills and people with lived experience of disability. We believe in the strength of a varied board and welcome applicants from all walks of life, regardless of their previous Trustee experience. Our Trustees are central to our success, and we need Trustees who share our desire to overcome years of prejudice. The financial situation is challenging, but the rewards are enormous. Pre-agreed expenses such as travel costs will be reimbursed.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 0121 544 6611
map Oak Green Lodge Oak Green Way, Oldbury, B68 8LR

Could you be a Volunteer Community Fundraiser?

by St John Ambulance

If you're looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity that makes a difference and helps to save lives, becoming a Volunteer Community Fundraiser for St John Ambulance could be right for you! The great thing about the Volunteer Community Fundraiser role is that there are many different ways you can get involved and there's no minimum or maximum time commitment. You could: - Organise your own fundraising events in your community such as a quiz night or bake sale - Join one of our local bucket collections - Give talks about St John to groups in your community - Start a fundraising group, hosting coffee mornings etc in your community - Distribute static collection tins in your local area in coffee shops, pubs etc - and more! We will also reimburse agreed expenses such as bus fares. St John Ambulance responds to health emergencies, supports communities and saves lives. Our clinical expertise and the skills of St John people make us unique. Each year we train over 400,000 adults and young people in first aid, giving them the competence and confidence to step up, give support and save lives. Our volunteers provide first aid within their communities, such as by keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS.

Minimum age: 16+

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Chair our Board of Trustees and help make a difference

by West Smethwick Enterprise

As WSE’s Chair of the Board of Trustees (BoT), you will be responsible for engaging the Trustees to support our talented, committed employees to continue growing a sustainable, resilient and agile organisation, capable of delivering an ambitious strategy; developing talent and capability; building successful partnerships and attracting suitable investment/funding. The operation and success of West Smethwick Enterprise is overseen by a capable, dedicated and experienced Board of Trustees and this is led by the Chair. Working closely with their Board of Trustees, the Chair is responsible for ensuring that our WSE leadership team continue to deliver financial stability, strong operational grip, high quality children’s services and apply strong governance to the organisation. The Chair also plays a crucial role overseeing the development and successful delivery of the strategy. The successful Chair will provide mentorship to the Director of Children’s services, who leads the organisation on a day-to-day basis, helping her to continue to create a climate where the wider team can thrive and achieve new heights. The role is perfect for a leader who is an experienced people manager, passionate about supporting young children from economically disadvantaged areas to thrive, and wants to use their skills, professional network and experience for good. It is a voluntary position, with reasonable travel costs and expenses being covered. The Chair position is a central leadership role within WSE, with the successful candidate drawing on their skills and experience to ensure the organisation can develop to meet the growing requirement for high quality, low cost and/or grant funded pre-school education in the Birmingham Ladywood and Smethwick footprint. We are keen to hear from anyone who is passionate about our aims, has time to give and feels able to lead West Smethwick Enterprise through the next chapter of growth.

Minimum age: 18+

phone 07769 117789
map Smethwick Council House, High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NT

Help steer our work as a Board member

by Spectra Arts CIC

Spectra seeks Board members to ensure we stay true to our mission and values. From garden installations to interactive performances, our work seeks to create new spaces with people rather than finding ways to include them in exclusive systems. With nature as our constant collaborator, co-creation is our foundation: we use it to dream up new possibilities, disrupt ill structures and manifest the changes we seek. Founded in 2013, Spectra has performed to over 12,000 people and run 525 co-creation sessions. Our work is supported and enhanced by long-term partnerships with creative and community organisations. You might be completely new to governance or have years of experience and want a new challenge. Either way we would like to hear from you. At Spectra we like to lead with care and meeting people where they are at. If you are interested in joining our board please could you provide an Expression of interest that answers the following questions: ● Question 1: What experience do you have in relation to this organisation and role? ● Question 2: What has interested you in the role? You are welcome to write your answers, record a voice note or video, or send your thoughts to us in whatever way is most accessible to you. We will review all expressions of interest and follow up with an in person or online conversation with a member of the Team and a current board member. We will reimburse approved expenses related to volunteering. We look forward to hearing from you!

Minimum age: 18+

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Seeking Board members to help us move!

by Unique Movez Dance Collective CIC

We are looking for volunteer directors with previous experience in one or more key areas: community engagement, dance, and/or business development. The ideal candidate will have a passion for, and experience within, a creative setting and based in the West Midlands region. The role and aims of the Board of Directors are to ensure that the resources of Unique Movez Dance Collective CIC are well managed and applied in the best manner possible to achieve the vision, mission and values. Full details are via the Information Pack: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dZbc7qDZ9ve2OuR0IchS3RHLB4Jzb8fAQgfvK8TTPWs/edit?usp=sharing

Minimum age: 18+

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