OCAY is looking for trustees to join our active, committed existing core of relatively long-serving board members. Closing date: 31 December 2019
We particularly welcome skills in marketing, communications & public relations; health and social care. The Board of Trustees meets as a Management Committee six times a year, for about two hours. In between meetings, there is an opportunity to be involved in a range of activities if your time permits e.g. fund raising and outreach events; networking and supporting partnerships; working groups; planning; staff recruitment and support. This is a voluntary role
Applicants need to be dedicated, trustworthy and attentive. They must be committed to attending regular meetings and contributing to the development of Older Citizens Advocacy York. This position requires integrity and enthusiasm. We are particularly seeking those with skills in marketing, communications & public relations; health and social care. OCAY supports older citizens in York. Volunteering as a trustee gives you the opportunity to assist in governing the charity and making decisions about how best to provide an advocacy service for older citizens. Advocacy provides real benefits to people by giving them a voice, providing moral support and ensuring that clients have the information they need to make the decision they want. Our volunteers, our trustees and our staff team care deeply about people and they care deeply about the impact that OCAY has.
About the organisation:
OCAY has been an independent charity in York since 2002. We believe that older people have a right to a voice in decisions which affect them, and we aim to help people have their voices heard, through advocacy. An advocate never gives advice, rather they enable the client to access the information required to work towards an outcome. Within this process, the advocate may be required to write letters, make telephone calls on the clients' behalf or attend meetings with the client to ensure the clients' point of view is heard. An advocate gives the client a helping hand to put their life back on track and make a real difference at a practical level. The staff team, advocates, trustees and community 'pals' support our charity to ensure older peoples voices are heard in the issues that concern them in York.