OPP OF THE DAY – Volunteer Treasurer, Parkinson’s UK (Dudley Branch)

The role of a volunteer treasurer is to lead and guide the finances within the branch and support treasurerthe chair to ensure its work is carried out effectively. This includes accurately recording the groups financial activity, keeping the group and UK office informed of its financial position, and provide guidance on internal control and financial. Procedures.

Local groups are run by volunteers who usually have experience of Parkinson’s and are supported by professional staff. The local group network offers friendship and support to everyone living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers across the UK.

The volunteer will be responsible for:
– To provide accounting support to the branch and accurately record financial transaction.
– To supply regular reports to the committee on the financial status of the branch.
– To advise your group on financial policies, internal control and appropriate use of funds
– To send completed annual financial returns to UK Office within specified timescales
– To ensure all volunteer expenses claims are paid in line with the charity’s
Volunteer Expenses Policy.
– To present final accounts at the branch annual general meeting.

What You Will Get Out of Volunteering:
This is a great opportunity to contribute to the work of Parkinson’s UK if you have experience of, or are interested in book keeping. The Treasurer’s role is essential for making sure our groups run successfully and continue to benefit people affected by Parkinson’s in their area. The Treasurer’s Guide will be provided to all treasurer’s and we hope that the guide covers everything you need to know. There are a number of useful tools, forms and templates available on the Treasurer’s resources webpage, or on disc.

It would be an advantage to have previous financial accounting experience as you will find the role easier to fulfil. You will find helpful to use a computer if you have access to one, because our electronic cashbook template will make your role easier. However, this is not mandatory.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Sue Aldridge
Email: suejed@btinternet.com

@RobJConsulting @DVONMembers Three reasons why it’s time to stop talking about amateurs and professionals

Just come across this great blog post from Rob Jackson and I had to share it.  Parts of this really sum up some organisations’ attitude to volunteers and I have had this very conversation with the groups I work with around volunteers/volunteering.  Click on the picture to take you to the full article. Sure you will find it a very worthwhile read!

Rob has many years experience of working with volunteers and the organisations who involve them and shares lots of useful insights and info, so would thoroughly recommend following him on Twitter @RobJConsulting or signing up to follow his blog.

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Are We Forgetting Someone in This Conversation?


Another brilliant post from Meridian Swift @MeridianSwift. Sure this has probably happened to all those of us who manage volunteers at least once and I certainly identify with the Julian Case Study! Once bitten, twice shy as the saying goes :)

Originally posted on volunteerplaintalk:

restricted areaLately I’ve been reading about the UK’s debate on whether out of work young people should do some volunteering in exchange for benefits. I’m not going to go into any opinion on whether or not this is a good or bad idea, but the conversation made me think of several experiences I’ve had and how the volunteer manager is seemingly left out of this equation.

One of the first experiences I had with someone forced to volunteer was with a young woman named Tori. She had to complete 50 hours of community service for a misdemeanor. She came to me very early in my career, and I thought I could show Tori the beauty of volunteering. I thought I could show Tori that immersing herself in the woes of others would give her a new and helpful perspective. I thought I could change the world through Tori. I was wrong…

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