Forest of Dean Volunteering Awards 2017
In celebration of Volunteers' Week (June 1st-7th) FVAF will be taking nominations for its Volunteering Awards 2017.
There are three categories for nomination:
- Volunteer of the year award 2017
- Voluntary group of the year award 2017
- Business in the community award 2017
If you would like to nominate under one of these categories then please send the name of the individual/group/organisation to firstname.lastname@example.org
along with your reason for nominating them.
Prizes will be given out to the winners and the top 10 nominated groups and businesses will receive a certification of excellence in voluntary action which can be displayed on websites, shop fronts or on documentation.
Nominations close 26th May 2017 with winners announced at our awards event in June.
The week commencing 7th November 2016 is national trustee week where we showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
So what are trustees?
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. They are responsible for setting out the strategic direction of the charity and must be confident that it is well managed and meeting its objectives. It is the trustees’ responsibility to ensure the organisation is financially secure and complies to all relevant legislation.
There are approximately 194,000 charities in the UK, each with a share of over 1 million trustees!
86,000 trustee positions are held by 16-34 year olds.
There is countless information, guidance and training on being a Trustee, including at your local Volunteer Centre (that's us!).
Trustee boards should be diverse, ranging in people of different ages, skills and backgrounds.
Trustees may be known by different titles such as directors, board members, governors or committee members
Most Trustees volunteer on average less than 1 hour a week to their organisation.
Forest Voluntary Action Forum are aware that many organisations are desperately looking to recruit trustees in order to govern effectively. As a result we are looking to run a trustee showcase event in January aimed at offering organisations the chance to pitch to people who are thinking about becoming a trustee.
We will then offer FREE Trustee Training to anyone that wishes to take on a position.
If you are interested in attending such an event, thinking about becoming a trustee or simply after some additional guidance, please e-mail FVAF at email@example.com