Charity registered in Scotland SC028557
Larkhall and District Volunteer Group is a voluntary organisation, formed in September 1994 as 'Avondale Careline' to provide a friendly chat on the phone to elderly, disabled and housebound people. The services provided have been expanded since 1994 to meet recognised needs within the local community. The group mainly operates in and around Larkhall, Stonehouse, Ashgill and Netherburn, but also provides assistance to people further afield when possible. The Larkhall area covers some 60 square miles, adjacent to the M74 between Junctions 7 and 9, approximately 20 miles south of Glasgow. It includes both rural and urban communities, with a wide range of needs and social circumstances.
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan. The Charity has weathered the storm caused by the COVID – 19 restrictions and is planning its way back to the new normal.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees ( including a vice Chair and Treasurer) to help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of fundraising, marketing, HR, finance, digital skills and communications who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
As a Trustee you will provide strategic direction and guidance to the Charity and will work collaboratively with other Board Members and the staff team to help us achieve our vision.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. The Charity has an interactive communication system installed which will provide the option of occasionally joining in meetings virtually although in person attendance will be expected as the norm.
As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position; however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board including people aged under 50 and ethnic minorities.