Volunteering at Scarth Hall

In order to keep Scarth Hall (and our many events and activities) running smoothly, there’s a very wide range of tasks to be done. We rely heavily on volunteers to help with these and are very grateful for their ongoing support for this unique community resource.

To ensure that our volunteers have the best possible experience and enjoy the benefits of volunteering for Scarth Hall, we have embarked on a volunteer programme and are working towards Durham Community Action’s County Durham Kitemark Award.

We’ve developed a framework of Task Groups to encompass our volunteer roles. As well as being at the heart of our volunteer programme, these Groups will also form the basis of Scarth Hall’s organisational structure once we become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) early in 2018.

The initial point of contact will be Teresa Driscoll (currently Project Manager, will be acting as Volunteer Co-ordinator for the purposes of the Scarth Hall volunteer programme). The management, support and training of volunteers will take place through the relevant Task Group(s) each of which are led by experienced members of the Scarth Hall team.

Our Volunteer Handbook [link to follow] contains role descriptions and person specifications for each Task Group, as well as procedures and information for volunteers. Our recruitment programme will engage directly with the local community as well as with local volunteer agencies.

Many thanks to the Linskill Centre and Durham Community Action for their support and guidance with the programme and KiteMark Award.

Teresa Driscoll
Project Manager