Update: Closing date for Board nominations extended to Sun. Dec. 8th 2019Recruitment for Board Trustees Now Open
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that Leitrim will have a full service Volunteer Centre in 2020. The Volunteer Centre will help people who want to volunteer in their community to find suitable roles and will help local organisations to recruit. It will also provide a range of other services including Garda vetting and training in management.
To date, Leitrim has had a Volunteering Information Service operating with very limited time and staff resources, aiming to simply maintain a website and access to the national database I-VOL. Leitrim is one of eight counties that has not had a full Centre and is now finally getting one – along with Cavan, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Roscommon, Waterford and Wexford.
Recruiting A Board of Trustees
Recruitment is now open for trustees of the board. Trustees with a range of skills are being sought to drive the future of volunteering in Leitrim.
Anyone with an interest is encouraged to consider joining the board of Leitrim Volunteer Centre. This is a unique opportunity to join at the beginning the process and have a real and meaningful impact on volunteering in the area.
More information on the recruitment process is available here.
Extract from Volunteer Ireland website:
Joining the board of Leitrim Volunteer Centre
Membership on the board of the Leitrim Volunteer Centre (VC) is an exciting opportunity to help establish and govern the first VC in the county. Leitrim VC will be committed to supporting volunteers and organisations across the county.
We are particularly keen to see representation on the board from the County Council, Public Participation Network, local volunteer involving organisations, Local Development Companies, local corporate sector and VCs from neighbouring counties. We actively encourage county-wide representation and gender balance.
We value diversity, and we welcome applications from people from all sections of the community irrespective of race, ethnicity, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
We are recruiting for board trustees with a range of skills.
Individual job description for each of the roles available at https://www.volunteer.ie/about-us/vacancies/new-volunteer-centres-in-8-counties/leitrim-volunteer-centre/
Vacancy – Advocacy and Public Affairs
Vacancy – Community Development
Vacancy – Communications and Public Relations
Vacancy – Finance
Vacancy – Fundraising
Vacancy – Human Resources
Vacancy – Law / Governance
Vacancy – Volunteer Management
To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for applying, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state “Leitrim Volunteer Centre Board Vacancy” in the subject line of your email.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday, December 8th, 2019.