Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF), is a growing and progressive local charity.
We help and support local charities and also provide vital services to elderly isolated and vulnerable local residents within the Epping Forest district. To help us in our aims we are looking for additional volunteers to join our Board of Trustees. We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local community who have one or more of the following skills:

• Digital and marketing experience to support our strategic thinking around better use of technology to reach and support our beneficiaries and maintain and share our knowledge base.

• Financial management experience that can help us balance our commercial viability with our social purpose.

• Human resource & legal experience particularly around contracts, compliance and working in a partnership environment

• Those familiar with the changing landscape of health and social care that can help us lead thinking in involvement in new models of care

We are also interested in hearing from people with a range of skills, enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference in their local community, not just those highlighted above.

Our current projects include

• the Volunteer Centre, providing volunteers to organisations in Epping Forest and Harlow
Ace Activities – weekly activities for people with Learning Disabilities
Gardening Handyman and Home Safety services - for people living in Epping Forest who are physically unable to maintain their gardens or DIY jobs themselves
Benefits Advice – helping housebound residents access benefits information and advice
Befriending Services - weekly social clubs, trips out, home visits, friendship, help and advice to socially isolated people over 65 years. These clubs have been operating for over ten years. To date, they have helped over a thousand older, isolated and vulnerable people in the Epping Forest area.


No previous Board experience is necessary. We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Board meetings are held bi-monthly. Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm approx. in our Thornwood Offices.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/03/2020

End Date: 01/03/2021

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Availability Details

Board meetings are held bi-monthly. Meetings are generally held on a Tuesday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm approx. in our Thornwood Offices.


This opportunity is available in: Epping

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