Opportunity: Blackdog outdoors

Organisation Name: Black Dog Outdoors

Organisation Name: Black Dog Outdoors
Cause/Interest: Mental health, Sport and recreation
Listing End Date:
Skill Required: Interpersonal skills, Leadership, Planning and organising, Teamwork
Type Of Activity: Sports and coaching, Trusteeship and committees
Additional/Specific Suitability: Those looking for work
Age/Gender Restrictions:
Geographical Area(s): Calderdale
Opportunity Type: Virtual/Remote
Requirements And Benefits: The role of sport and recreation in improving mental health is clear. The effects of outdoor activities include stress reduction, improved mood & self-esteem, improved health and general well-being. Here at Blackdog Outdoors we organise events for people to attend at no cost. Our events are managed by professionally qualified outdoor experts & supported by mental health first aiders.
Skill Required: Interpersonal skills, Leadership, Planning and organising, Teamwork
Skills To Gain: Interpersonal skills, Leadership, Problem solving
Times For The Opportunity: Any
Volunteer Commitment: Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected), Part time (18 hours per week)
What Could Someone Gain From This Role?: To continue our work, we’re looking for 3 new Trustees to help us continue the positive journey, for both the charity & those we help. Our Board is a small yet enthusiastic group of people who have taken the charity from humble beginnings to a national organisation that is making a real difference to people up and down the country. Becoming a Trustee is one of the most powerful ways in which you can support a cause you really care about. As well as boosting your confidence and allowing you to feel more connected to others, it’s also a great opportunity for you to develop strategic skills and experience. Being a Trustee is also considered one of the most effective methods of professional development... Good for you and your CV!

We’re looking for individuals to take over the reins as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and steer us forward. The existing Trustees currently in these roles (who are moving into different roles in the charity) will provide hand-over advice and ongoing support.
• Do you appreciate the outdoors and the benefits it brings?
• Are you looking to share your enthusiasm?
• Can you commit time and energy to helping the charity grow?
• Do you have insight and passion for the role of charities in helping people?

No previous experience of being on a Board is needed, and we would love to hear from people from a diverse background.