Volunteers

NWR relies on the generosity of its volunteers, for their time and expertise, for which we are very grateful.

Volunteering with NWR provides excellent opportunities to gain new or build on existing skills, and meet lots of lively-minded women!

NWR’s Area Organisers foster links between local groups, help local group members to connect with each other and share best practise and programme ideas. Area Organisers tend to be longstanding members, who have acted as Local Organisers in the past and want to take on a volunteer role that goes beyond their local group.

Local Organisers coordinate their local group by scheduling meetings, confirming the programme, and booking rooms and speakers as needed. Often this position is rotated amongst local group members and delivered for a fixed term.

Area Organiser – what does she do?

  • Supports Local Organisers and local group programmes in her area
  • Keeps in regular contact with her Local Organisers and groups
  • Organises an Area Meeting for Local Organisers or groups once a year
  • Assists with the set-up of new groups in her area
  • Ensures members are aware of and benefitting from the national programme of events and activities

Area Organiser – what support does she receive?

  • Initial briefing and ongoing guidance from her NWR Regional Manager
  • A comprehensive handbook, and access to NWR staff for input and materials
  • Advice and recommendations from other Area Organisers
  • The opportunity to attend an Area Organisers Workshop (generally taking place once a year)
  • All expenses paid for her NWR activities
  • A subsidised invitation to the NWR Annual Conference

Local Organiser – what does she do?

  • Coordinates her group’s activities
  • Welcomes new members
  • Keeps in regular contact with her Area Organiser and Local Organisers in her area
  • Ensures her group’s activities are publicised
  • Supports the set-up of new groups in her area

Local Organiser – what support does she receive?

  • Support from her Area Organiser
  • A comprehensive handbook, and access to NWR staff for input and materials
  • Advice and recommendations from other Local Organisers
  • The opportunity to attend a Local Organisers Workshop (generally taking place once a year)
  • All expenses paid for her NWR activities

Other NWR volunteer roles include online group organisers, national conference committee posts, publicity organisers, website reviewers and editors, and Facebook Groups moderators. All NWR volunteers receive comprehensive and ongoing support from the NWR National Office team and their peers.

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