Trustees Week Is Coming - You Can Help A Caithness Group
4th October 2013
Trustees Week is running from 4th November to 10th Novermber 2013 to highlight the valuable contribition people who join the boards of charity groups make to their communities.
Trustees and directors of the boards of thousands of local charities make it possible for charities to run legally. If you think you might be interested in joining a board in Caithness you can contact them directly to ask about volunteering to join their committee or board.
In Caithness many groups have members with committees and also a board of directors who fulfil many of the legal requirements that enable them to function and raise funds to carry out their work or promote health and sports, assist the elderly, or provide information or friendship to wide range of people. There are local groups for children, elderly youth groups, uniformed groups and many others.
See some stories from people who have become trustees in various groups at Trustees Stories
Currently HomeStart Caithness is looking for new directors followng their latest AGM and some previous directors having moved on for various reason in the past year. HomeStart provides services to families with young children with a groups of volunteers. The groups are very keep to inccrease the number of directors and members as well as looking for volunteers who have experience of families with children. It does not have to be qualified experience and many of the volunteers are mothers themselves who have brought up children recently or in the past. Training courses are offered to new volunteers.
Home Start is particularly looking for ane treasurer but staff do most of the work in preparing accounts etc and the treasurer's job is to oversee or make suggestions for changes etc. and present the accounts to the AGM. If you can help Home Start concact them via their web site at http://www.homestartcaithness.org.uk/
Contact - 01955 609163 - Email office[AT]homestartcaithness.org.uk
You can also contact Caithness Voluntary Group www.cvg.org.uk/
where you can get details and information about positions currently available on committees and boards or information on what is involved. Ask for Catherine Patterson, Volunteer Development Officer:Email:volunteering[AT]cvg.org.uk Tel:01955 603453
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited V&A Dundee this week to celebrate over 10,000 people taking part in free family workshops since the museum opened. The First Minister also met with Home-Start Dundee, a local charity which supports families with young children through a range of issues including post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems and bereavement.
The staff team at HomeStart Caithness are taking part in the Kilt Walk in Aberdeen to raise fund for the group that assists families and young children. Sunday 2nd June 2019.
Come on the next Volunteer Preparation Course. Wednesdays - 10am - 2.30pm May 22nd, 29th and June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
Can you spare a couple of hours a month to help change lives? The role of the Trustee. You may bring a particular expertise to the board, such as professional skills in finance, IT, business, personnel management or marketing and PR, but equally as important are listening and communication skills, commitment and common sense.
Robert Smith has signed up for the Kilt Walk in Edinburgh on September 17th to raise money in aid of Home-Start Caithness. "I spent my childhood in Caithness and have decided to support their local branch of Home-Start.
Could you volunteer for Home-Start Caithness? We are a family charity that works with young families who need a little extra support and friendship. We need both men and women who have parenting experience to join our team of dedicated volunteers and befriend a family that needs just that little extra support.
The latest newsletter from HomeStart Caithness gives updates on what has been happening to the groups in the past few months. To read the news letter Click HERE.
Home-Start Caithness is currently recruiting Home-Visiting volunteers to provide families with one-to-one support. If you are looking for a new challenge this year, why not invest two hours a week of your time and make a lasting difference to a local family.
Home Start Caithness were presented with a Volunteer Friendly Award at a gathering in Thurso recently. Lord Lieutenant of Caithness, Anne Dunnet presented the award to Home-Start Caithness staff, Rachel & Dorothy and Linda who is one of the volunteers that visit families..
This short video teels you what Home Start Caithness does. HomeStart Caithness has been around for a few years and should not be confused with HomeAid another Caithness group doing entirely different things in the community.