Secretary

Oldham Unity is a community group that provides 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 with support from the Red Cross and in normal times would see up to 40 people each week. The secretary's role is to ensure clear communication between volunteers, supporters.
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:

Taking minutes at bimonthly meetings, typing them and circulating them by post and email.
Circulating information to volunteers and donors by post and email.
Maintaining an up to date list of volunteers and donors names and contact details.
Storing up to date copies of policies, annual reports and minutes.
To attend bimonthly committee meetings and AGM. Other tasks can be done remotely.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Typing and IT

Areas of Interest: Foodbanks, Immigrants, IT, Race and Ethnicity, Refugees, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, People with restricted mobility
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Befriending, Food banks, IT, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: IT, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces, 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: 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.