VOLUNTEERING WITH CHURCHES MUTUAL

Why do Credit Unions need volunteers?

Credit Unions are by their nature mutual and co-operative organisations and it is essential to their rules of governance and their core values that they are run by volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with Churches Mutual please contact us and let us know how you’d like to help.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors

The day to day business of Churches Mutual Credit Union is carried out by a small staff team who are based in our offices in Gloucester, but the overall strategy is governed by a body of volunteer directors. There are nine directors a third of whom are elected to serve a three year term at the Annual General Meeting. Churches Mutual aims, as far as possible, to have a board that represents the membership in age, gender, disability and denominational background, and is able to contribute to the variety skills and abilities required to run a successful credit union. Applicants for the Board of Directors must either be members of Churches Mutual or satisfy the eligibility criteria prior to election.

Advisory Committee

Churches Mutual is very fortunate to have a number of people with expertise in the community finance sector who provide support and assistance to the Credit Union board and staff. The advisory committee meet with the full board twice a year, while individual members provide advice on an ad hoc basis as required. At present we are looking for volunteers with experience in the areas of marketing, IT, human resources and legal who might be willing to join our committee. It is not necessary for a member of the advisory committee to be eligible for membership but we would expect them to be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of the credit union.

Local Champions

Because of the nationwide scope of the Credit Union’s services we rely heavily on Local Champions to assist with promoting the Credit Union at events such as church conferences and synods. This can be as involved as making sure posters and leaflets are up to date in your workplace, to speaking at staff meetings, or events such as deanery synod or district council.