As part of Charity Trustees’ week we interviewed our Board Directors who as charity trustees play the key role in the governance and leadership of Trim FRC. I hope this may encourage more community members to get involved and become volunteers on our Board. If you wonder what is involved, keep on reading and get in contact with Project Coordinator Justyna Doherty ph. 046 9438850/ email@example.com for more information.
Why you chose Trim FRC…
I chose Trim FRC as a place to start my volunteering career because it sparked my interest as a community-based project. This is an area of work I have always been interested in and felt becoming a board member would give me a good insight into such an amazing service available in my area. I felt I had extra time to give and decided Trim FRC was the place for me.
The Family Resource Centre were looking for volunteers at the same time as I was looking to get involved in assisting organisations in my local community. I really liked the diverse range of support TFRC offers the community and that provides plenty of scope for everyone to be able to contribute positively in some way.
What impact our work has…
Trim FRC is very active and present with in the community and provides a full wrap around service which is available to all who chose to access it. Trim FRC provides services to all from cradle to grave. They are ever present in the community with dedicated staff and volunteers constantly working hard to reach those who are in “Need”. The staff are continuously working hard to getting the word out to everyone that they are here and want to help!
It has been particularly good to see the ability of the centre to continue to support members of the community even during the pandemic, with events like the summer camps giving kids an opportunity to learn new things and providing parents with a chance to get a break after months of home schooling. The recent collaboration with Facebook and the associated grant is a wonderful opportunity for the South Meath community.
Your favourite thing about being a Board Member...
My favourite thing about being a board member is being part of a team which helps provide support, clarity, and guidance to all the staff and volunteers who work in Trim FRC.
As a board member it provides great insight into the services available with in your own community. As well as feeling like you are involved in what is going on in your own area.
Connecting with the Trim FRC team to offer a helpful opinion or assist them with some of their workload and planning.
Your advice for someone considering becoming a board member…
Being a board member provides great insight into the services available within your own community. As well as feeling like you are involved in what is going on in your own area.
Get involved, give it a try. Some people want to get involved but hesitate due to a fear of more workload on top of everyone’s already busy lives. As the work is rewarding it can be a welcome break from other priorities, the volunteer nature is understood, and the team is very understanding and accommodating.