Cheshire CPRE faces many challenges as we gear up to work with the changing circumstances of the 21st Century.
To meet these, we need to draw on the talents, experience and enthusiasm of our members, and we are asking YOU to consider giving some of your time to take on an interesting and important voluntary management role with the Branch.
We urgently need to replace our retiring Chairman to enable us to continue working on behalf of our members and all Cheshire residents to protect our wonderful county.
Potential Chairmen need the time to give to the role, experience of managing budgets and staff, and preferably, of working with a charity. Volunteers for this role would be supported by our experienced Executive Committee, and dedicated Branch staff.
There are many exciting opportunities to take CPRE Cheshire forward and become involved in new initiatives, but without a dedicated person in this key role, who understands and supports our aims, we will miss out on these.
To take full advantage of the opportunities to advance Cheshire CPRE’s aims, we also need more people to volunteer to work with our staff and existing volunteers on tasks such as fundraising, organising events and writing articles for newsletters and the website.
Working as a volunteer offers many benefits to the individual as well as the charity. Apart from the personal satisfaction and sense of achievement you will get from knowing you are working for a cause you believe in, the work can also help you develop or refresh your skills and experience, or enable you to learn new skills that can be of benefit in other aspects of your life.
Many people returning to paid work after a gap or seeking a career change find that voluntary work such as this provides valuable experience towards their next career move.
Work of this type, where experience is highly valued, is often just what newly retired people find they need to bridge the gap between a hectic working life and a more leisured pace.
We cannot afford to stand still in the face of new challenges, and we cannot move forward - or perhaps even continue to exist - without filling these essential roles.
Take a look at our Support Us page to find out more, then if you believe you have what it takes to help ensure the future of CPRE Cheshire, email or call our Branch Secretary Debbie Janney on 01606 835046 to start getting involved.