Volunteering for FAIRshare

Like many organisations, FAIRshare relies on the invaluable help and support of volunteers.  Volunteering for FAIRshare is very rewarding and can make a real difference to the local community.  FAIRshare is committed to helping as many people in Shropshire as possible, and this is only possible with the help of volunteers and the community.

If  you’re interested in volunteering for FAIRshare, please refer to the Introduction to Volunteering guide below.  You might be considering helping occasionally, on a regular basis or championing FAIRshare and the credit union movement.

Current volunteering opportunities with FAIRshare

We currently have vacancies for Directors, Supervisory Committee members, Ambassadors, Payroll Ambassadors & School Saver Co-Ordinators.  We’re are looking for enthusiastic people with a wide range of skills and knowledge who would like to assist in the further development of FAIRshare.

We’re also keen to hear from anyone who has a specific skill or passion which might be beneficial to FAIRshare – are you graphic designer, a skilled marketeer, experienced at grant applications, do you love filing and so on?  If you think you could spare a few hours to volunteer for FAIRshare, and have loads of enthusiasm, please get in touch.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors determine the policies and procedures of FAIRshare.  They have strategic responsibility for organising and controlling the affairs of the Credit Union responsibly and effectively.

We are looking for people with experience of general and/or financial management, knowledge of the skills required to run a small business and an understanding of financial services in general.  An understanding of credit unions and how they operate would be advantageous, but is not essential.  It is also important that our directors have good communication and interpersonal skills as well as good I.T. skills.

FAIRshare Board of Directors Job Description

FAIRshare Board of Directors Person Specification

Supervisory Committee Members

The Supervisory Committee is responsible for overseeing the running of the credit union and making sure that FAIRshare operates within the law, regulation, rules and policies of the credit union. The Supervisory Committee must be totally independent of any of the functions it is inspecting, and is responsible for ensuring that FAIRshare Credit Union is being run in the interests of its members, and that its financial procedures and management practices serve the best interest of its members.

FAIRshare Supervisory Committee Job Description

FAIRshare Supervisory Committee Person Specification

For further information on joining FAIRshare’s Board of Directors or Supervisory Committee, please contact John Harrower, General Manager at our Telford branch.

FAIRshare Ambassadors

In order to grow FAIRshare’s membership, we are looking for volunteers to champion FAIRshare within their community & workplace.  FAIRshare Ambassadors actively promote the benefits of FAIRshare, provide information on our services, and encourage new members to join.  Training is provided to ensure you have the necessary skill, knowledge & access to resources to ensure you fulfil your potential as a FAIRshare Ambassador. The role is varied and times will vary to fit with community events etc.

For more information please contact FAIRshare, or complete the Volunteer Application Form below.

School Saver Co-ordinators

FAIRshare works in partnership with local schools to help young people get into the savings habit and learn money management skills.  We are looking for School Saver Co-ordinators to work with local schools, helping to set up a Savings Club, promote the School Saver Club throughout school and the local community, and providing training and support to the children and staff at weekly or fortnightly collection points.

More information on FAIRshare’s School Saver Clubs can be found by clicking here.

We are looking for people who share our passion for helping young people to learn money management skills and promoting a savings habit.  Ideally volunteers would have some local knowledge and maybe some marketing experience, though this is not essential.

Commitment for the role is flexible, though there is a requirement to fit in with school events and support collection points.

For more information please contact FAIRshare, or complete the Volunteer Application Form below.

FAIRshare Payroll Ambassadors

Are you a member of your employer’s Payroll Savings Scheme?
Could you help us by becoming a FAIRshare Payroll Ambassador?
FAIRshare’s Payroll Saving Scheme is a great benefit offered by your employer, and something which everyone at your company can benefit from – can you help us to spread the word!
We are looking for individuals to become FAIRshare Payroll Ambassadors at each of our Payroll Partner Companies to help promote our Payroll Saving Scheme.  If you’re already making a payroll deduction we’re sure you’ll appreciate how easy it is to manage your FAIRshare account this way, so could you help us to promote the advantages of being a FAIRshare member to your colleagues?
Being a FAIRshare Payroll Ambassador will only take a few minutes of your time each month.

For more information on becoming a Payroll Ambassador, please click here.

A Volunteer’s Story

Click here for ‘A Volunteer’s Story’ – Mrs Beryl Bent started volunteering 21 years ago and has never looked back.

Click the following links to be inspired by some of our volunteers & our inspirational young volunteers,  during Volunteers’ Week.

FAIRshare Credit Union recognises its volunteers are a valuable and essential resource in developing its services to members. They play a vital role in developing FAIRshare as a business and maintaining links with members and the local community.

pdf FAIRshare Introduction to Volunteering Guide

pdf FAIRshare Volunteers Application Form