Volunteering for Verity

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Verity is run solely by volunteers and it’s a big job. To be able to make the Charity more prominent and bring PCOS to the forefront of peoples minds we are going to need some more help in 2016.

Below is a summary of the different roles that are available for prospective volunteers and the amount of time and experience required for each. If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please use this handy form to let us know and we’ll be in contact shortly.

VOLUNTEER ROLES as of September 2015


GP RESOURCE PACK FULFILMENT

Estimated commitment: Approx. to 3 hours per month

Someone to monitor the GP pack requests which are logged online, and then fulfil requests – which means to pack up the folders of posters, leaflets and pens into envelopes and address them.  You will need to have a computer and access to a post office fairly regularly with storage space (enough for 4 x A4 boxes).  Monthly report to Board of Trustees.

Experience needed: Computer savvy

Location: Ideally you will be located in or near Essex to make transporting the materials easier


RESEARCH MANAGER x 2

Estimated commitment: Approx. 4 hours per month each

Monitor and reply to the research@verity-pcos.org.uk email account and logging all requests in a central spreadsheet.  Filter the research requests as per provided guidelines, and where appropriate provide information, or escalate to the Board of Trustees to approve participant recruitment after you have ensured ethics approval on the research study.  Liaise with Digital Manager to recruit participants and Finance Manager to invoice for recruitment where appropriate.  Following up on outcome of research to provide to Information Production Manager to communicate to members and Verity online community.  Monthly report to Board of Trustees.

Experience needed: Computer savvy with a background in research preferred (but not necessary)

Location: Online based


PR MANAGER x 2

Estimated commitment:  Up to 6 hours per month

Daily monitoring of the media@verity-pcos.org.uk email account and logging all requests in a central spreadsheet.  Responding to journalists in a timely manner, and recruiting case studies or expert comment from board of medical advisors or Chair of Verity.  Will need to post to social media and email database as and where needed to recruit case studies.  Monitor publications for media coverage and then communicate to Information Production Manager to communicate to Verity members and online community.  Monthly report to Board of Trustees.

Experience needed:  PR experience required

Location: Online based


EVENT MANAGER x 3

Estimated commitment: Up to 8 hours per month

Monitor and reply to the events@verity-pcos.org.uk email account. Liaise with Event Sourcing Company and Board of Trustees to identify appropriate venue.  Venue, delegate and exhibitor liaison required – such as answering questions, sourcing logo and bio’s for website, AV equipment etc.  Role is ‘seasonal’ with work intensifying in lead up to conference (which is in October / November each year), and attendance at Management Committee meetings in months prior to conference required.  Liaise with digital, PR and marketing to manage publicity in lead up to conference, and finance to manage budgets.  Record all delegates into delegate list and communicate dietary requirements to venue.  Putting together event materials, such as badges, delegate books and feedback forms for Office Manager to print.  Sourcing exhibitors in lead up to event.  Liaise with Website Manager to keep website conference pages up to date.  Conference co-ordination and support on the day.  Review and feedback of evaluation forms post conference.  Monthly report to Board of Trustees.

Experience needed:  Event management experience necessary

Location: Online based


FUNDRAISING MANAGER

Estimated commitment: 8-10 hours per month

Monitor and reply to the fundraising@verity-pcos.org.uk email account, and log all fundraisers details in a central spreadsheet.

Excellent people skills to encourage and support fundraisers throughout the year.  Keeping track of requests for sending out information packs, logos and following up after events.  Recording all fundraising activities and revenue raised. Liaising with digital manager to profile prolific fundraisers.  Ensuring all activities are in line with aims and ethics of Verity.  Identify and follow up Verity organised activities and ensure board informed of all activities.

Monthly report to Board of Trustees

Experience needed: computer savvy

Location: online based with some meetings.


GRANT MANAGER

Estimated commitment: 4 hours per month or as required

Monitor and reply to the grants@verity-pcos.org.uk email account, and log all grants that the board may wish to consider.

Maintain a database of grants applications and following up.  Complete grant applications and grant feedbacks with trustee approval.  Liaise with others to ensure grant usage is in line with grant requirements and outcomes. Maintain the corporate calendar with annual grant deadlines.

Monthly report to Board of Trustees

Experience needed: computer savvy, grant writing application essential

Location: online based with some meetings.


WEBSITE MANAGER

Estimated commitment: 4 hours per month or as required

Monitor website@verity-pcos.org.uk,   website, and discussion board.  Respond to password requests.  Experience needed in usage of Content Management Systems, and database management.  Regular review and update of website content.

Monthly report to Board of Trustees

Experience needed: computer experience essential , CMS savvy

Location: online based


INFORMATION PRODUCTION MANAGER  x3

Estimated commitment: 5 hours per month or as required

Obtain and filter content for regular online newsletter and blog.  Monitor the intouch@verity-pcos.org.uk and respond to the same.  Edit content to be used for both resources.  Liaise with other managers to ensure regular fresh updated contents.  Liaise and source advertising for online In Touch.

Regular review of google alerts, news and research on what is happening with PCOS.

Interviews with volunteers, professionals and members.

Monthly report to Board of Trustees

 

  • Bekah Fairlie

    I would love to help I some way, but very limited in experience for some of them :) keep up the good work X

    • Verity Trustees

      Hi Beth,

      Please submit your details anyway as we will need multiple people to help with each area, therefore the more experienced can always take the lead!

      Thanks