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. Full role descriptions can be found here.
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 (e.g. if you want to add a comment, or think that we won’t have contact details for the person you are suggesting), please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently looking for suggestions for the following roles;
Treasurer: Manage and maintain our bank accounts, ensures expenses are paid, handles bursary applications, and tracks our spending.
Finance Trustee: To take lead responsibility for financial management and the preparation of annual accounts. To have an overview of legal concerns, including Charity Commission requirements, SORP (statement of recommended practice), and tax and National Insurance guidelines, and to help the other members of Finance Committee work within these requirements.
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.
Trustee: Ensure there is good governance of YFGM, communicate with the charity commission, create policies for YFGM (as a committee of 5 people).
Quaker Rainbow Representative: Communicate with both YFGM and Quaker Rainbow (the Quaker LGBT group), ensure that YFGMers’ voices are heard, potentially be part of the Quaker Rainbow committee.
Logistics Committee: Ensure the smooth running of YFGM events, dealing with practicalities and delegating tasks to YFGMers (as a committee of 5 people).
For full role descriptions, see the role descriptions page.