Current Volunteer Opportunities
Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below. You do not need to be a member of Quakers and Business Group to apply but we would expect you to become a member if you were appointed to one of these roles.
As an organisation founded on equality, we want to reflect the wider community of which we are a part so we welcome and encourage applications from anyone who has an interest in working with us to promote Quaker principles in business and the workplace.
If you are interested in applying for any of these roles then please fill in the online form below. Please tell us a bit about yourself, why you are interested in the role and what skills and experience you have that you think make you suitable.
If you’re not sure whether you have the skills and experience required but are still interested in a role then please use the form to contact us anyway as we often work with people to help them develop these.
All our volunteer roles receive out-of-pocket expenses and each will ask for a commitment of your time.
In return, you will get to work with an exciting and enthusiastic group of people – many of whom bring years of experience and expertise, you will be valued as part of the team from day one and you can earn a reference from a recognised UK charity for the work you do.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Quakers & Business Group
Money is a vital part of all charities and enterprises. This is the same for Quakers and Business Group. The role of Assistant Treasurer is therefore very important to our charity. As such, we have a particular approach to training and developing our Assistant Treasurer. Our Treasurer will train and help you develop the skills and experience you need over a period of about 24 months. At the end of this period we will look to make you our Treasurer. We would expect you to carry out the role of Treasurer for at least 24 months whilst you trained and helped develop our next Assistant Treasurer. However, it may be possible for you to stay in the role of Treasurer for longer if you wanted.
The role of Assistant Treasurer requires someone who is calm and who can keep a clear head. You need to be confident in handling numbers and prefer simpler systems to more complex ones. You need to be able to present information, including financial information, in writing and orally. You need to be able to explain these things simply to people who might not understand them as well as you do. You need to be methodical, have an eye for detail and be open to being trained. For certain roles, including the role of Assistant Treasurer, we will ask you to complete a Fit and Proper Persons form to ensure we comply with charity regulation and best practice. Please click on the link below to see the full role description.
Co-clerk and Trustee
As a Co-clerk you will be a member of the Clerking Team. The Clerking Team is made up of three Co-clerks. The Clerking Team co-ordinates and organises the charity’s essential activities. For example, arranging and minuting meetings of the Management Committee, organising the charity’s Annual General Meeting and ensuring we are registered with appropriate regulatory bodies. Being a Co-clerk is more than an administrative role as you’ll be working with the wider Clerking Team, Management Committee and members to make sure the charity runs smoothly and properly.
Given the importance of this role we also expect our Co-clerks to be trustees of the charity. Trustees are legally responsible and accountable for the charity. As such, Trustees are key decisionmakers in our charity. For certain roles, including the role of Trustee, we will ask you to complete a Fit and Proper Persons form to ensure we comply with charity regulation and best practice.
The role of Co-clerk needs someone who is very organised. You need to be methodical and able to plan effectively to ensure the right things happen when they need to and involving the right people. You need to have an eye for detail and to be able to manage having several tasks on the go at once.
As a Trustee you need to be able to step back from the detail and see the bigger picture, to help us make sure we are working towards our charitable objective and doing this in a way that promotes Quaker principles in business and the workplace. The role of Trustee can sound quite daunting. We recognise this and will support the right person in taking on this role if they have little or no experience of being a Trustee. Please click on the link below to see the full role description.
Communications Working Group Member
Members of the Communications Working Group handle communications within and beyond Quakers and Business Group. You will help in shaping messages and communicating these appropriately to target audiences. You will come up with ideas and suggestions about how our charity might best communicate and engage with our internal and external audiences. You will help us communicate to these people and organisations in writing, orally and using social media. You will help us put our communications to best use to achieve our goals and ambitions.
The role of Communications Working Group Member needs someone who is creative and engaging. You will need to understand what is important to different groups of people and organisations. You will need to be able to create messages that appeal to them and communicate these using the best and appropriate methods. You need to be proactive, organised and have an eye for detail to avoid typos and other mistakes. Please click on the link below to see the full role description.
As an Events Co-ordinator you will help the Events Working Group arrange, organise and deliver major Quakers and Business Group events. We usually hold two major events each year – one in Spring-Summer and one in Autumn-Winter. These are important events which involve members, key management staff, our trustees and people and organisations from outside the charity. Each event has a theme and we typically invite corresponding leaders in their fields to present. Our major events are important because they showcase our work, provide opportunities for us to work and connect with other people and organisations, and enable us to grow and diversify our membership.
The role of Events Co-ordinator needs someone who is very organised and who can help organise other people. You need to be good at planning. You need to be able to look ahead to work out what will be required and when to make sure the event is a success. You need to be able to imagine what might go wrong so we can prevent this. You need to be confident about talking to people in person, on the phone and by email. You don’t necessarily need all these skills straightaway because you will be part of a team. As part of a team you can learn some of these skills as you go along. Please click on the link below to see the full role description.