Friends Panel Volunteer

With a focus on improving health and wellbeing in the broadest sense, the Connecting You Seed Fund aims to make a difference right down at street level within our communities in the Rochdale Borough. The funding pot has been termed a ‘seed fund’ because we see this funding as the seed from which activities and communities grow. This is intended to be a very early investment, meant to support a project until it can become self-sustaining. A Friends Panel has been established for the Rochdale Borough to review funding applications. The panel members will have knowledge and skills about the local community and be impartial community representatives. By getting involved in our panel you can learn new skills and improve your knowledge about your area. After applying we will invite you for an informal chat to find out a little bit more about you and explain the process of the Friends Panel. If you would like to volunteer your time, use your knowledge of your local area and contribute your skills to help support the decisions of the Connecting You Seed Fund, please contact
Duration: Time limited
Start date: 20th June 2020
End date: 20th July 2020
When can volunteers volunteer? Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

The Volunteer will be required to volunteer one day every few months to sit on a panel for the Connecting You Seed Fund. They will be required to use their local knowledge and skill set to find out more about groups who have applied for funding. They will be required to work as a team, be welcoming and friendly and pass on recommendations to Action Together based on their opinions of the groups applying for funding and their ideas.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Local knowledge of the Rochdale Borough.
Be able to work as part of a team.

Areas of Interest: Health and wellbeing
Opportunity suitable for: Short term commitment
What activities will the volunteer do? Providing advice
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Reasoning, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Step free access clearly signposted into the building, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Action Together CIO
Organisation Profile: People have the power to change the places they live and the things they care about. At Action together we know that people can make things happen because we see it everyday. Across Oldham and Tameside right now, there are thousands of people changing lives, improving neighbourhoods and contributing positively to our region. People like the parents helping out at school, coaches teaching sport to kids or leaders at scouts and guides. People who are campaigning to save an historic building, improve their local park or preserve a wildlife habitat. People like the cancer survivor who starts a support group, the parents of disabled children who meet up to share experiences or the churchgoers who decide to set up a food bank. At Action together we're here to help those people. We believe that by learning together, sharing skills and pooling resources we can get more done.