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Could you step-up to the board of this well established local charity?

Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Reading Mencap in RG1

Reading Mencap is a small local charity that was founded in 1962 by local parents of children and adults with learning disabilities (LD) and autism.

We are seeking to grow our trustee board, there are 5 Trustees on the Board currently and we would like to recruit a few more to a maximum of 8. We have a Chair and Treasurer but would like a Company Secretary or a trustee who is interested in improving our publicity or just anyone who wants to help the charity.

We would also love to have you if you are the parent or family member of someone with a learning disability (LD). We have a Board meeting every two months and an annual AGM which you would need to attend.

We are a charity that supports people with a learning disability with a Family Support Service that gives information and advice on an outreach case working basis on a range of issues that can cause problems in the lives of people with LD such as benefits, social care, housing, etc. We run a range of clubs for adults and children and two day activity services and we also have our own fund-raising team.

Trustees will be offered a full induction and can choose to give support in any particular area or just help with the guidance of the charity generally.

All applicants will need a DBS check. Get in touch for a chat and to find out more about us.

Reading Mencap is proud to have attained the Safe and Sound Award for good governance in charities. 

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Leslie Macdonald , Chair of Trustees
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07780 680739
Contact instructions?
at any time phone or email
Location address line 1
21 Alexandra Road
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 5PE

Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Thu EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Our board Meetings are once every two months usually on a Thursday evening, but there could be meeting about specific areas of work at any time during the week according to your availability and involvement.
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloAnalytical thinkingBusiness orientatedNetworkerGood sense of humourSociableCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
RVA Trustee training and on the job
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
parking
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
3
Opportunity added on
1 November 2019

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