Volunteers needed

Please think about volunteering for admin work for The Wooden Canal Boat Society Help to spread the word about the history of our boats and local heritage. Work at Portland Basin, where our boats are, or in.our shop / small office in Stamford St, both in Ashton under Lyne.

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GENERAL MARKETING VOLS work to broadcast the work of the Society by contacting local organisations and businesses, ensuring that the leaflet holders in our shop and at Portland Basin are kept well stocked, liaising with Portland Basin museum staff re our displays and ensuring general maintenance of all marketing materials by working with the relevant managers.
PUBLICITY / EDUCATION VOLS are involved with arranging for our volunteers to give talks / show the public around our boats, talking about their history. We are looking for volunteers to visit local schools or societies to update them about our work and the boats’ industrial heritage
We are looking for a GRANTS VOLUNTEER to help us find funding opportunities and to write bids
THE SPONSORSHIP SECRETARY will keep the current sponsorship records updated by liaising with the treasurer and membership secretary. They will also be involved in finding new sponsors especially businesses to enable us to maintain Hazel for her well-being trips. THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY will be help to maintain the current record of members, send out the newsletters and help with membership drives and publicity.
We are looking for someone that has some knowledge / experience of ONLINE SELLING, with websites such as EBAY.
DRIVERS are always needed for our shop deliveries and collections.

Volunteer Van Driver

To drive a van and assist in the delivery and collection of stock/donated items to and from the shop. Must be reasonably fit to handle furniture and other items, reliable and friendly. Volunteer drivers will be accompanied by another volunteer to help move and position items

Clean Driving Licence, some training provided in driving the van. Reliable, friendly.

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Administration & Finance Volunteer

The Wooden Canal Boat Society has a small office in Ashton-under-Lyne. We are looking for a Administration and Finance Volunteer that can offer us one day per week. We need some one that can help us with some general office admin and some basic finance.

We are looking for someone that can use a computer and that can help us with some basic finance tasks.

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Newsletter & Website Volunteers

NB We do have volunteers in these positions currently but we are looking for more to spread the load, particularly with our growing use of social media.

We need people to gather Society information for inclusion in our three times a year newsletters, initially to pass on to the current editor but also with a view to becoming an editor or writer for in the future.

Similarly, we want people to act as webmasters and update the website (on WordPress) on a regular basis with WCBS events, stories and photos.

There are currently also a number of different facebook pages to work with and a Twitter account to help manage.

People with writing/journalism skills, IT skills, has a working knowledge of SEO, knowledge and experience of writing for & using social media, all welcome.

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Voluntary Charity Shop Staff

We are looking for volunteers who can offer a range of help in the shop. Maybe you want to get some retail experience, sort donated items, meet new people, serve customers on the till, or help with general cleaning/sorting out? We welcome people of all backgrounds and appreciate any time and help that you can offer.

We invite all new volunteers to go on one of the monthly recycling trips so they can meet the society the boats we have and learn our objectives and what we do.

We are looking for volunteers who are reliable, honest and willing to learn. Volunteers will be offered a variety of tasks:

  • Sorting donations
  • Looking at and pricing clothes, shoes, books and toys
  • Cleaning and Hoovering the shop
  • Till work
  • Serving Customers
  • Moving Items including furniture
  • Informing the manager of any health and safety issues

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Marketing and Education Volunteer

We are looking for a Marketing and Education Manager to oversee all publicity and help to produce new items as necessary.

We are looking for someone to find new areas for marketing and education to spread the word further about The Wooden Canal Boat Society’s work. If necessary, to work with our Community Boat Co-ordinator on the Hazel project and other staff and volunteers.

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Voluntary Charity Trustee

The role of a Charity Trustee is well described on the Charity Commision website. This of course is written to cover all sizes and kinds of charity, but the essential duties are described in this leaflet.

See also: The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do.

We are a small, ethical, local charity set up to preserve historic wooden canal boats, their heritage and the historic skills used in their making.

We have renovated one boat fully and she is now running as Tameside’s Wellbeing boat. A Big Lottery grant was received to help renovate the well-being boat. That has now finished, together with funding for four people, so the current Council of Management are finding our time is taken up on day-to-day work.

We need new Trustees to work on the whole picture and look at ways forward, find funding, etc.

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