HAD has a proud history of recruiting and working with volunteers, and many of them have used this experience to join the organisation as staff, move into work elsewhere, or join the HAD Board of Trustees.
In the last couple of years owing to the pressures on the organisation we have not been as active as we would have liked to be and consequently have a number of gaps and opportunities to offer those who have the time and interest.
- The Board of Trustees: We now have just seven trustees and would like to increase this with new members. Our trustees are of increasing years and only one is female. We would really like to balance age and gender! We offer training, mentoring, staff and administrative support including remote access to the HAD systems for speed and convenience.
- Specialist knowledge. If you have expertise in HR, finance, health and safety or GDPR and would be prepared to act as a lead for the organisation we would like to hear from you. You do not have to become a Trustee! Our managers will undertake the work required under your leadership.
- Fundraising and recruitment of sponsors. Of course, all charities need this, so why HAD? We are a very unusual charity and therefore very interesting – but not enough people know about us. Networking is crucial to dealing with this – it is often a case of not what you know but who you know. If you think you could put us in touch with people or organisations who want to support our aims and activities we want to hear from you.
- Friends of HAD. Very similar to the point made above. We hold community events which always require support to properly organise and supervise. This could be staffing a stall, stewarding or car perking for example. If you would like to help in any way please do contact us on 01707 324581.
We look forward to meeting you and benefiting from the support you can offer us.