Spotlight on Volunteering on a Board Information Event
Tuesday 17th April 5.30 – 7pm

Dundee has hundreds of charities whose work wouldn’t be made possible if not for an army of volunteers. Have you considered what skills, knowledge, passion and enthusiasm you might be able to offer a charity in the city? Have you considered volunteering to help an organisation manage and develop itself? Why not come along to this event and explore the opportunity to volunteer on a charitable board. Volunteer Dundee in partnership with Changing the Chemistry is running a “spotlight on” information event for people to find out more about what’s involved when volunteering on a board. All voluntary organisations require a Board of Governance – sometimes these positions are referred to as Directors, Trustees or Management Committees. You may never have considered a board position before but your experience may be invaluable to a variety of organisations. Don’t feel you don’t have enough or relevant experience as you may be surprised and it can be transferable to different organisations. Why not come along and explore further!

Topics we will cover include:

• how your experience could be relevant to a board
• the benefits to you of being on a board
• what being on a board involves
• the support and help available to you should you wish to consider such a position

Details of current board volunteering opportunities will be available at the event.

This event is the first in a series which will be followed up with a MatchUp event to meet organisations with board opportunities that are currently available in Dundee and a “getting board ready” training event. There is no commitment required to attend the following events.

Guest speakers:

Tanya Castell MBE, founder and CEO of Changing the Chemistry:

A Scottish-focused peer support network working to improve board effectiveness through greater diversity of thought. The charity works with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds helping members to secure board positions and providing support to members with board roles to enhance their performance.
www.changingthechemistry.org Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator SCIO SC045519 Registered Office: 3a Dublin Meuse, Edinburgh, EH3 6NW

Jenny Cameron: Board Member of Dundee Independent Advocacy Support

You will also hear from Jenny Cameron and her experience of being on a board. Jenny joined DIAS in March 2017 when looking to share some of her experience in the corporate Oil and Gas sector. She was concerned whether her experience would fit into third sector requirements but once she had met with the Chair of the Board was happy to proceed and through contribution give something back to the community. Since Joining there have been a number of new board members from a variety of backgrounds which has given DIAS a source of committed and diverse support. Jenny has thoroughly enjoyed her time and involvement with DIAS. Jenny says “working within the Third Sector is extremely rewarding and due to the new challenges within the sector I feel it is important that boards are highly contributory to the improvement and development of the establishment they are entrusted with.”
http://www.diasdundee.org/. Charitable Organisation, Registered in Scotland No. SC027180. Company limited by guarantee No: 419193

Register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spotlight-on-volunteering-on-a-board-tickets-44414633364