Voluntary Action Epping Forest seeks new Trustee
Voluntary Action Epping Forest (VAEF), is a growing and progressive local charity.
We provide vital services to elderly isolated and vulnerable local residents within the Epping Forest district and support other local charities to do the same. To help us in our aims we are looking for additional volunteers to join our Board of Trustees.
We are interested in hearing from people with a range of skills, enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference in their local community.
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.
Community Services Hub was set up during the covid-19 pandemic to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ of voluntary services support for people, most impacted by public health restrictions and personal circumstances.
Digital Bloomers. Helping seniors and those living with a disability in West Essex with their computers, tablets and smartphones.
Supported volunteers programme for West Essex is a new Voluntary Action Epping Forest programme which has been created to recruit and place people experiencing mental health issues into suitable volunteering opportunities as part of a potential pathway back into employment.
- No previous Board experience is necessary.
- Various trustee positions available.
Legal skills desirable for one position but not essential for all.
- We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds.
Board meetings are held bi-monthly.
Please click here for application details.