General Committee Members
The general committee work is shared amongst the committee members as well as delegated work. In addition to being jointly responsible for all the decision taking, members of the committee will ensure that the following work will be done:
Keep all member families in touch with activities, events and news by means of the notice board, newsletters and other letters to parents and carers.
Ensure that they volunteer to help on the parent rota regularly, if appropriate.
Be involved with fund-raising and fund finding for the setting. Feeding this information back to the committee. In some cases working alongside the manager in completing and submitting the paperwork for grant applications on behalf of the setting.
In consultation with committee members and staff buy new equipment for the setting. Staff members however should ensure that equipment is clean, safe and maintained regularly.
Ensure that the setting is a safe place for everyone.
Welcome new families to the setting and those who join the committee.
Assist with the annual review of policies and procedures and provide feedback if necessary.
Assist with updating information for new families.
Help organise outings, parties and events within the setting.
If all of the work involved in the management and day-to-day running of the setting is shared then more members will understand how everything is organised, will gain new skills and, most importantly, be providing a very worthwhile, quality education and childcare service for their local community.
It is worth remembering being involved in voluntary work looks good on your C.V and for future employment!