Chair

To provide a lead for the team of volunteers who deliver food money, advice and social activity to destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

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

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

Chair bimonthly meetings
Meet with members of other organisations when required.
Along with other officers be a member of standing committee to deal with needs that arise between meetings
Attend and assist with sessions on a Thursday when possible.
Ensure that policies are reviewed regularly.
Contribute to risk assessments when required.
Compile annual report.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Negotiating skills
Organisational skills.
Communication skills

Areas of Interest: Community, Foodbanks, Homeless, Immigrants, Poverty, Race and Ethnicity, Refugees, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, People with a visual impairment, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Campaigning, Food banks, Management, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Governance, Leadership, Negotiating, Organising, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, Lift to other floors / step free access throughout the building, Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Oldham Unity
Organisation Profile: Oldham Unity is a community group which has been running since 2002, normally providing food, money, advice and social activity to destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds. It is run by unpaid local volunteers and supported by local faith groups and other individuals and groups. Before the pandemic, Oldham Unity operated weekly from Oldham Baptist Church with support from the Red Cross, and helped up to 40 people a week. For the past 16 months, we have mostly been providing cash, at a safe distance, but are planning to resume a base in the autumn.