Trustee who wants to help make a difference

Trustee who wants to help make a difference

Ongoing role
J97264
At a glance

Skills

  • Data protection / GDPR
  • Safeguarding

Where

London, SW5 9EG
Remote opportunity

Time

Mostly during office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

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Welcome to Reach Volunteering. We are a community and registered charity that connects people, skills and good causes.

To apply for this role, and any other on our platform, you need to be based in the UK, have at least three years of experience using the skills you wish to volunteer in a professional capacity or have lived experience (for trustee roles). Read more about our criteria.

Join our fun, small, and friendly team to make a difference in individuals' lives. Our mission is to combat loneliness and isolation in the community and provide a safe space for everyone, including family/caregivers, to come together. 

What will you be doing?

Looking for an Experienced Trustee to join our Team. We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) called Chronically Marvellous and we have hopes of becoming a registered charity in the near future. Our main focus is to combat isolation and loneliness for individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic illnesses. We do this by providing weekly support groups held online, offering block one-to-one counselling sessions, providing small adaptations such as wheelchairs and mobility scooters, and a pamper hamper for those going into or coming out of hospital. We have just started online cooking programmes and will be starting a pop up cinema in the local area for individuals who are mainly housebound. 

As time goes on, we hope to be in a position where we can offer monthly socialising activities such as visits to the beach via a minibus. Allow me to tell you a little about myself. My name is Tasha and I am the founder of Chronically Marvellous. I am passionate about making changes and removing the barriers that prevent individuals from receiving the help and support they need to live with an invisible illness. I was diagnosed with systemic lupus in January 2009, My journey felt so alone, as I did not have anyone who could fully relate or understand. I was judged by my outward appearance and had to fight so hard for assistance.

We are looking for experienced trustees to join us who can bring fresh ideas. Most importantly, we need individuals who can give input to make a difference in the lives of our service users. Whether it's through regaining some independence or helping with mindfulness, your input would benefit so many and lives will be changed. So come and join our small, friendly team who are waiting to welcome you and start making a difference.

What are we looking for?

By joining Chronically Marvellous as a trustee, there are several skills that are required to succeed in the role. As a trustee, you would be responsible for making decisions about the direction and management of the organisation. You would need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with other board members and staff members.

In addition, you would need to have a strong understanding of financial management and budgeting, as you would be responsible for overseeing the organisation's finances and ensuring that resources are being used effectively and efficiently.

You would also need to have a passion for the mission of Chronically Marvellous and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with chronic illnesses. This would allow you to provide valuable insights and perspectives as you work with the organisation to develop programs and services that meet the needs of this community.

Ultimately, being a trustee for Chronically Marvellous requires a unique set of skills and experiences, as it involves both strategic decision-making and a deep commitment to the organisation's mission. However, for those who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with chronic illnesses, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling role.

What difference will you make?

By becoming a part of Chronically Marvellous, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact in the community and change lives. Chronically Marvellous is a non profit organisation dedicated to supporting individuals living with chronic illnesses and conditions. By joining the organisation, you will have the chance to participate in various programs and events that aim to enhance the lives of those living with chronic illnesses.

You can help by volunteering your time, donating resources, spreading awareness, and advocating for those struggling with chronic illnesses. By doing so, you will help to create a more inclusive and supportive community that provides resources and assistance to those in need.

Your involvement with Chronically Marvellous will allow you to see the positive impact you can make in the world. You will have the opportunity to help others navigate the challenges of living with a chronic illness and provide them with hope and support, which can be life-changing. So, by joining Chronically Marvellous, you will be making a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Causes
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Organisation type: 
    Social enterprise

    At Chronically Marvellous, we are dedicated to helping individuals who struggle with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Our beneficiaries are those who face significant challenges every day when...