Volunteering while employed
Having a full time job doesn’t really leave you with any time to do anything else! This means that other activities, such as volunteering, often get left to the wayside. But there are volunteering roles that you can do that will fit in with your busy schedule!
The best volunteering option for those with busy schedules is to become a trustee for a local charity. Trustee meetings typically take place no more than every other month and are usually in the evenings. You don’t need to have had any previous experience to become a trustee and any skills you may have are always appreciated! We currently have over half a dozen charities looking for Trustees or Committee members.
Some of the Trustee roles that we currently have include being a trustee for Signpost. Signpost is a charity offering counselling and other support to young people in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and outlying areas. Paid staff run the organisation on a day-to-day basis and are supported by a small group of trustees whose role is to have an overview of the running of the organisation. The Board of Trustees comprises people from a wide range of backgrounds with skills in HR, finance, management, the voluntary sector, IT, counselling and a range of other experiences. The board for Signpost sits every 6-8 weeks, usually in Watford but sometimes in Hemel.
Signpost is not the only charity that we work with that need trustees! Pop in to see us in the Roundhouse, call us on 01442 247209, or visit our website www.volunteerdacorum.org to see what other opportunities we have available! You can also search for roles based on when they take place (so specifically evening or weekend roles) in the ‘advanced’ search section on our website!
We are open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. We are also open on Saturdays 10am-2pm so if you can’t make it down during the week, you can come and see us on a Saturday!