Join Us and Help Vulnerable People in Cambridge
We are looking for looking for Trustees and Volunteers to help build a better tomorrow for people in financial crisis.
Cambridge Aid is a small, highly effective, 140-year old local charity that helps vulnerable people with small grants for food, essential furniture, white goods, IT equipment, and other necessities. 99% of the funds we raise go directly to the people we help.
The charity has helped over 741 local people/families in 2020, with small grants (up to £200) that make a huge difference to their lives. To ensure that help is given quickly to people in urgent need, we work closely with other local organisations and charities such as Citizens Advice.
Cambridge Aid is made up of a small team of dedicated volunteers who are passionately committed to helping the most vulnerable people in our community.
Who we are looking for:
We are seeking people with a wide range of skills – such as admin, bookkeeping, fundraising, or Trustee experience. In the future, volunteers may also perform the key roles of Chair, Treasurer, or Secretary, so it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills!
What is most important is your desire to help others and for you to have the time to read emails regularly, so you get to know how we work.
As a Trustee we will give you:
The chance to improve the lives of impoverished people in need in the Cambridge and surrounding area while gaining valuable experience. Induction and training is all provided.
Feedback from users tells us that our prompt, flexible grants make a real, practical difference to the lives of local people experiencing financial crisis. As Trustees and Volunteers, we find it very rewarding to know that we are supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community – and we are sure you will too.
For an informal chat, please contact the Chair, Joel Limmer, on 07445 803 599;
Or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"I want to say a huge big thank you to Cambridge Aid for all the funds you have given the families and individuals throughout the year.
It has made such a difference to many families - not just for the essentials, and I can’t tell you how often people have been in tears as the gesture is so poignant for them. The money will definitely make such a difference to the families this year."
- Financial Inclusion Officer
Cambridge City Council
Thank you. "
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