Volunteering

Find out about volunteering opportunities for members and students in CIPFA in the North East

Volunteering with CIPFA in the North East

CIPFA in the North East Regional Executive is always looking for new executive members and new volunteers. We are especially keen to hear from people who are willing to provide help with our programme of events. Contact us at secretary@cipfanortheast.org.uk.

Specific volunteering opportunities in the North East region

If you are a voluntary organisation with volunteering opportunities suitable for CIPFA members or students, and would like them to feature in this section, please contact us.

Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums Service

Following the appointment of Baroness Joyce Quin as chair of the TWAM Strategic Board, TWAM has just advertised that we are seeking board members who have an interest in and enthusiasm for museums and archives to join the strategic board.

The deadline is 15 September. If you know anyone in your networks who might be interested, please can you direct to the advert on the website, or ask them to contact Iain Watson if they would like a chat about the role, E: iain.watson@twmuseums.org.uk, T: 0191 277 2276.

Cygnus Support

Cygnus Support is on a journey and we have a number of exciting projects happening across Northumberland. We have been successful in attracting three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver these projects. We also support victims of crime (including domestic abuse) with financial support from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We have funding for other projects including the Bridge Project (Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund), counselling to prevent homelessness (Northumberland County Council) and Fresh Ideas to help us set up a commercial arm to enable us to become financially sustainable in the future.

We have a committed Board of Trustees but we need to appoint more trustees to help us deliver our strategy for the future.

We are particularly interested in recruiting trustees with experience in the following areas: Finance, Legal, PR & Communications, Marketing, IT, Social Media and Fundraising.

Even if your experience is not in one of these areas we would still like to hear from you.

The Board meets every six weeks and there is an expectation that each trustee will also sit on one of our sub-committees.

Travelling expenses are paid but there is no remuneration for trustees.

If you would like to learn more about Cygnus Support or what it is like to be a trustee then please contact Jill Scarr, Chair.

Application forms are available from JudithPleasance@cygnussupport.com

Other volunteering opportunities in the North East region

There are several websites that collect volunteering opportunities across the country. In particular, see Do It! Useful keywords to search on are 'Treasurer' or 'Finance.'