Oldham Unity is a community group that meets weekly to distribute food, money, advice and social activity to destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds and are not allowed to work. We operate from Oldham Baptist Church in partnership with Red Cross. The treasurer's role is to ensure that money is available each week are available to support this and to keep accurate records.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

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:

Weekly collection of cash from bank to Baptist Church for distribution.
Paying in of cheques to bank.
Monthly checking of standing orders.
Ensure sufficient cheques are signed.
Record monthly income and expenditure on Excel spreadsheets.
Prepare and present monthly accounts in Word or similar.
Report financial situation to each bimonthly committee meeting.
Submission of annual financial report.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

IT skills.
Communication skills.
Some understanding of accounts.

Areas of Interest: Foodbanks, Immigrants, IT, Poverty, Refugees, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Long term commitment, Older people, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending, Financial control, Food banks, Fundraising, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Leadership, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: 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.