Award Volunteers

15 August 2016

high-sheriff-high-res-logoThe Volunteer Centre Essex Award is part of the overall High Sheriffs’ Awards Scheme.  A cash award of £1,000 is given to the organisation that best demonstrates the use of good practice in providing encouragement, support, training and supervision to volunteers.  The Award is an opportunity for charitable organisations to be recognised for the support they offer their volunteers and the work they do to make volunteering an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.

Volunteer Centres across Essex require volunteers to promote the High Sheriff Volunteer Centre Award and to encourage nominations.

There will be a mandatory half day training session in Chelmsford on Tuesday 27th September which you must be able to attend.  After training you will be approaching the many charitable organisations registered with your Volunteer Centre to encourage them to apply for the High Sheriff Volunteer Award.  This will involve sending out application forms either by post or email, and following up with telephone calls.  Where needed you may also be asked to visit the charities to help them with their applications either in the local office or in the community.  Travel expenses will be reimbursed by agreement with your Volunteer Centre.

This is a temporary role as nominations for this year’s Award must be made by 1st December 2016.  There may be an opportunity to volunteer further within your local Volunteer Centre after the event.  In addition you will be invited to attend the Awards evening in March 2017.

Each Volunteer Centre is seeking an individual who has a good telephone manner, is friendly and approachable, and has IT experience.  The opportunity is for one half day a week, which can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator at your Volunteer Centre.

To enquire about this role please click on the link below followed by the ‘Register my Interest’ button on the opportunity page.  Your enquiry will automatically be directed to the appropriate Volunteer Centre who will be in touch shortly.

www.volunteeressex.org/opportunities/admin-volunteer-for-your-volunteer-centre-8783

 To find out more about the High Sheriff Volunteer Centre Award or if you are an organisation and would like to apply Click here