Volunteering

We value our volunteers. People volunteer in a number of roles, most notably as Grants Panel Members and Development Committee Members. These roles require certain attributes and our volunteers are given a full induction and any relevant training in order to fulfil them.

 

Grants Panels

As a Panel member, you will be responsible for deciding who recieves grants from the many applicants that apply each year.  Grant Panel members should be able to;

  • Contribute your local knowledge and specialist skills to the Committee/Panel to help identify local needs, and award grants to the projects meeting those needs most effectively
  • Keep up-to-date with the Community Foundation’s fund criteria and procedures
  • Help with signposting groups to the Community Foundation’s grant programmes
  • Attend as many of the meetings a year as possible
  • Keep Grants Staff informed about any item of news or information that comes your way that you think could help keep them up-to-date with local issues

 

Development Committee members

Our Development Committee works with the Development Team, helping to raise funds, organise events and publicise the work of the Foundation.  This is the lifeblood of the Foundation and vital to our success.  Work of the committee has involved;

  • Organising our Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Ball
  • Organising our Annual Celebration
  • Overseeing the development of our new website and branding
  • Helping us achieve greater press coverage
  • Recommending interesting contacts to the Foundation

You may also like to become involved in;

  • Making monitoring visits to groups to check how they are doing, or to help them by sharing your skills and expertise
  • Attending “Seeing is Believing” visits to funded projects

Personal Specification

Essential criteria

  • A keen and active interest in ensuring that well-run projects reaching the people in most need in our community get the funding they deserve
  • An understanding of some of the issues facing excluded people in our community, and a willingness to learn more
  • Ability to use your judgement and knowledge to make objective and impartial assessments
  • Ability to take an active and supportive part in discussion and decision making

Desirable

  • A specialist skill or area of knowledge
  • Participation in networks in your local area
  • Experience of the voluntary sector as a service user, volunteer, Trustee or paid worker

For more information about volunteering on the grants side please contact Heidi Yorke heidi.yorke@wiltshirecf.org.uk

For more information about volunteering on the development committee please contact Jon Yates  jon.yates@wiltshirecf.org.uk