Treasurer for our Edinburgh Branch
This is not an onerous position and generally requires no more than 2 hours input per month including reconciling transactions with the bank statement. There are rarely more than 10 transactions per month and in addition the Branch undertake around 6 -10 can collections per year and 1 or 2 specific fundraising events.
The treasurer is responsible for acknowledging donations and providing the Branch with a written update of the accounts at their bi-monthly meetings. Some ad-hoc work in support of the can collections is required mainly to ensure that the cans are uplifted after the event but Branch Members regularly take on this task as well.
The Branch itself comprises around 10 core members who meet on a bi-annual basis in East Edinburgh – Portobello area.
If you are interested please contact Ann Callaghan on 07792447436
MND Scotland is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees that oversee the running of the organisation. We seek new members to the Board, who have skills in areas such as campaigning; charity governance; fundraising and income generation; IT; legal knowledge; marketing; PR and communications. Our Chief Executive, Craig Stockton will be keen to discuss responsibilities and offer further information if you are interested in becoming a member of our Board of Trustees. Please call 0141 332 3903 or email craig [dot] stockton [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk
MND Scotland have set up a complementary therapy project which covers the majority of Scotland. We are in need of qualified and insured volunteer therapists in either Reiki, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage or Therapeutic Massage to offer treatments to either patients with MND or their carers. The treatments would take place in the clients own homes.
We need fundraisers to take part in existing events or to create their own fundraising activities. Our local branches organise various activities such as strawberry teas, fashion shows, can collections at major events or cycle runs around Cumbrae. MND Scotland also organises bigger fundraisers such as the Strathclyde Park and the Holyrood Park fun runs, parachute jumps or challenge events. We occasionally have entries for running marathons. If you wish to organise your own events we can supply a fundraising pack and publicise your activity.
Fun Run Volunteers needed: Strathclyde Park, Motherwell on Saturday 16 May 2015 or Holyrood Park, Edinburgh on Sunday 20 September 2015
Both events require volunteers to provide on the day support such as course marshals; making up goody bags and distributing them at the finish; car park attendants or manning raffle/merchandise stalls. We need volunteers to be available from 9.30am until roughly 1pm. Tee shirts will be supplied on the day.
Currently we have a few sessions within Dobbies, Milngavie to carry out bucket collections during the periods of:
Friday 1 May and Saturday 2 May 2015
Monday 15 June – Friday 19 June 2015 (MND Scotland Awareness Week)
Monday 21 September – Sunday 27 September 2015
This would be to cover a 2 hour or more slots from 10am – 6pm
Finnieston Crane Abseil Volunteers
We need volunteers to assist with on the day tasks associated registration, returning equipment and general duties as designated by the Finnieston Crane organisers. The volunteers will be required on Sunday 31 May and have the option of either helping from 9am – 2pm or 1pm – 6pm (with breaks totalling an hour) or alternatively if you wished you could volunteer for the whole day carrying out various tasks from 9am – 6pm.
Chalet Meeter & Greeter
MND Scotland has a purpose built holiday chalet in Tralee Bay near Oban which is specially adapted for people with mobility issues. The meeter & greeter will welcome guests as they arrive at the chalet and show them how to use the equipment and advise them of local points of interest etc. The volunteer must live fairly local to the chalet and be familiar with local attractions and amenities.