Durham NCT is ran entirely by volunteers, without volunteers we would be unable to support local parents with our Parent and baby groups and Nearly new sales. In addition to helping other local parents, volunteering for the NCT has great benefits for you including joining a new network of friends, peer support from across the country and the opportunity to acquire new skills and experience.
Check out the newly announced volunteer job openings/vacancies in 2021
The Branch Treasurer is responsible for recording all the branch income and expenditure and managing cash flow for the branch. They initiate payments to suppliers and volunteers for expenses and issue invoices to customers. This role is primarily done from home, attendance at events which involve handling money (excluding nearly new sales) may be required, however these are currently very limited.
Branch Treasurers do not need to be qualified accountants but should be comfortable with handling figures and money and be well organised. Branch Treasurers are required to be NCT members, discounted volunteer membership rates are available and full training will be given.
Branch Membership Coordinator
The Membership Coordinator is the main point of contact for new and renewing members. It is a role that can be entirely homebased. In this role you will welcome new members and individuals who have booked onto NCT classes and follow up enquiries about membership. Full training and support will be given.
This role would suit someone who is a good listener, confident and has good organisation skills. Membership Coordinators are required to be NCT members, discounted membership rates are available.
Branch PSA Link
The PSA Link helps to welcome and connect parents attending NCT courses to the branch, by letting them know how they can get involved with branch activities and events, this can be done by visiting each class to meet the parents or via email. They also help the branch connect to the member of the staff, known as the Parent Services Administrator (PSA) who organises NCT courses.
This role would suit someone who is a good listener, confident and has good organisation skills. Full training will be given.
Parent Support Coordinator - Groups
The Parent Support Coordinator oversees the branch parent groups, you will ensure that there are meet-ups in place which meet the needs of local parents and parents to be. Working closely with the Branch Coordinator you will assist in the recruitment and training of volunteers for new groups.
This is a senior role, ideal for someone that would like to develop their people management skills, perfect for developing your CV. Good organisation and communication skills are essential, full training and support will be given.
Bumps and Babies Group Leader
It is with great sadness that we announce that Olwyn will not be returning to run our Bumps and Babies group, Olwyn has run the group for many years but has made the decision to spend more time with her family. As one of our longest standing volunteers Olwyn will be greatly missed by our team and parents alike.
We are therefore looking to recruit a new Bumps and Babies coordinator ready for when our groups are able to reopen, we have the option to keep the group at St Cuthberts on a Tuesday morning or switch to new time and venue more suited to the new volunteer. In this role you will be required to set up and run the group each week, including serving refreshments for the attending parents and parents to be. This role is well suited to be being shared between 2 or 3 volunteers who take turns and/or run the group together. Full training will be given.
Meet and Make Group Leader
Last year the branch won a kit to launch a new toddler group, Meet and Make, sponsored by Lego Duplo this group is for parents and their toddlers aged 18 months and over and we have a large kit of Lego Duplo perfect for developing fine motor and imaginative play skills.
The branch team will work with the Meet and Make Coordinator to find a venue, date and time for the new group that suits both the needs of the branch and the new volunteer. In this role you will be required to set up and run the group each week, and depending on venue may include serving refreshments for the attending parents and toddlers. This role is well suited to being shared between 2 or 3 volunteers who take turns and/or run the group together. Full training will be given.
NNS Seller Volunteer
Working with the Nearly New Sale Coordinator the NNS Seller Volunteer will manage the registration of sellers for each Nearly New Sale, this involves answering seller queries, emailing out seller packs and looking after sellers on sale day. This role is seasonal as sales are held three times a year in March, September and November, whilst mostly conducted from home you will be required to attend each Nearly New Sale. Full training will be given.
NNS Helper Volunteer
Working with the Nearly New Sale Coordinator the NNS Helper Volunteer will manage the registration of helpers for each Nearly New Sale, this involves answering helper queries, emailing out helper information packs and looking after helpers on sale day. This role is seasonal as sales are held three times a year in March, September and November, whilst mostly conducted from home you will be required to attend each Nearly New Sale. Full training will be given.
NNS Venue and Equipment Volunteer
Working with the Nearly New Sale Coordinator, the NNS Venue and Equipment Volunteer will manage the booking of the Nearly New Sale venue, arrange van hire for the transportation of equipment and ensure all equipment is safely packed away after each sale. This role is seasonal as sales are held three times a year in March, September and November, whilst planning will be conducted from home this role does require some manual handling and assembly of equipment and you will be required to attend each Nearly New Sale. Full training will be given.
Nearly New Sale Co-Coordinator
The Nearly New Sale Coordinator is the project lead for the planning the nearly new sales, overseeing the NNS team, ensuring that all arrangements relating to Nearly New Sales are completed and leading regular team meetings and event debriefings. This is joint role alongside the existing Co-coordinator, full training will be given