YFGM uses the Quaker nominations process to find people to fill volunteer roles within the Meeting.
We ask our whole community to make suggestions for people they think might fill particular roles. This is very valuable, since we are a large enough community that a small group can’t possibly know everyone well. This page includes some brief descriptions of roles we are seeking suggestions for and a form allowing for suggested names to be submitted at any time.
YFGM nominations committee will approach people who have been suggested during or in the run up to the next YFGM event to find out if they are willing and able to be in the role or roles their name has been suggested for. They will discern, using the Quaker business method, who is right for a given role at a given time, and bring that forward to the Meeting for appointment.
You are very welcome to suggest the same person for multiple roles if you feel they may fit more than one. You are also very welcome to submit your own name.
If you would like to speak to nominations committee, e.g. for more detail on the process or on a role, or to clarify a suggestion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently looking for suggestions for the following roles;
Treasurer: Maintains our bank accounts and is involved in other aspects of financial management, together with the finance trustee and fundraiser.
Logistics Committee: Responsible for handling the practicalities of YFGM meetings, online or in person (as a committee of 5 people).
Convenor of Trustees: Ensures smooth function of our Trustee body, including their share of general Trustee responsibilities.
Nominations Committee: Discerning the right people to fulfill roles on behalf of YFGM.
Planning Weekend Newcomer: Someone who hasn’t previously attended a YFGM planning weekend, who attends, feeds in, and provides a report to YFGM on their experience.
Eldership Committee: Nurturing the spiritual life of YFGM and supporting the right holding of worship (as a committee of 5 people).
QGSDC Rep: Representing YFGM in the Quaker Gender & Sexual Diversity Community, as part of their committee.
Pollard and Dickson Trust distributor: Handling applications for a trust providing grants to Friends for hardship or travelling in the ministry.
NFPB Rep: Representing YFGM on Northern Friends Peace Board.
Quaker Life Rep: Representing YFGM on Quaker Life Rep Council.