Community Matters Helpers needed

We are looking for experienced helpers to ‘micro-volunteer’ (just a couple of hours every now and again) by offering face-to-face support at our Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) surgeries across Birmingham.

What experience do we look for in our Community Matters Helpers?

  • Experience of running small community groups, volunteering or working within charity or public sector.
  • Good listening skills – actively listening to the reason that the person seeking help has come to the surgery for and being able to see what the challenges might be and suggesting possible next steps to consider.
  • Volunteer helpers who are either individuals with personal experience or representatives of organisations with formal qualifications able to provide knowledge and expertise.

Benefits of volunteering with BCM

  • You could forge new friendships and meet new people in the local community.
  • Do something useful and meaningful for your community.

In return we offer you the chance to be part of our evolving charity in its infancy, benefiting from networking and learning opportunities created by our events. As our motto goes: “Everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach”.

I’m interested – how do I apply?

For an informal conversation about the role, please send an email to info@birminghamcommunitymatters.org.uk with the subject line ‘Community Matters Helper‘ briefly outlining your experience within community or volunteering organisations, or call us on 0121 286 8019 (please leave a message if we aren’t able to answer).

After an initial conversation, we will ask you to complete a short application form which details your experience, any areas of specialism as well as when and where you would like to volunteer.

Trustee opportunities

Do you have the knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and experience we’re looking for to help BCM make a positive difference to local communities? If so would love you to consider becoming a BCM trustee.

In order to ensure the proper strategic management of its activities, finances and employment of staff, BCM is delighted to be recruiting for trustees to strengthen its existing board.

We’re looking for trustees who have knowledge, skills and experience in:

  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Social media
  • the private sector.

We also need trustees who are able to represent:

  • BCM users, helpers and sectors
  • Birmingham’s geography and demography.

In return for your time and skills, you will benefit from being part of a small Birmingham charity in its formative years, which has the potential to strengthen communities and create positive change from grassroots level.

We recognise the importance of your own professional development. Resources are available to our trustees, supporting you in the role and to meet training costs.

I’m interested – how do I apply?

If you are interested in becoming a BCM trustee please read:

Then send an introductory email to info@birminghamcommunitymatters.org.uk,  with the subject line ‘ BCM Trustee‘ briefly outlining your experience within community or volunteering organisations and what you believe you could contribute to the role of trustee for BCM. Prior to any formal application, you will be offered the opportunity to have an informal discussion with an existing BCM trustee.