The CCT Volunteer Charter has been developed in close collaboration with staff and our volunteers. It is a clear statement of the key volunteer commitments that the Trust is committed to as it seeks to provide excellent volunteering experiences, providing assurance for volunteers looking to get involved in one of the many opportunities CCT as to offer.
Here are some of the ways volunteers can help support our work:
- Managing a heritage building (inc maintenance, development)
- Developing and using Conservation skills
- Committee skills / running a Friends Group
- Building a team
- Fund raising (trusts, government, corporate, donors, events)
- Financial management
- Event management
- Communications (web, social media, print)
- Meeting quality standards
- Marketing / PR
- Church tourism
- Professional visitor welcome
- Understanding our church (history, architecture, social)
- Developing resources and materials
- Undertaking research
If you would like to contact the CCT regarding the charter or a query in connection to volunteering with us please email email@example.com
CCT as an organisation clearly benefits from its volunteers. Indeed, many acknowledge that the Trust would simply not be able to operate without them. They are a skilled and committed workforce that represents a significant resource.
CCT has always relied on volunteers. Since our foundation in 1969, we have valued the work of local volunteers supporting local churches. Over the last three years in particular, volunteering has become central to all that CCT is about, with volunteer numbers now reaching over 1400 across the country. It is the very life force of the organisation.
Each year, regular programmes of training, networking, and peer support for both staff and volunteers will be delivered at national and regional level.
Learning & development opportunities include:
- Training courses delivered by outside bodies such as SPAB
- Training courses run by CCT staff or volunteers
- Internships for several weeks or months
- Informal discussions with staff members
- Meetings with more experienced volunteers or Friends Groups
- Informal skill sharing sessions
- Informally trying out new roles within the Trust
I enjoy seeing the church full of people – enjoying. Then when they have all gone home, you’re left - the silence is wonderful, the space, the ancient feel, the atmosphere. The fact that we have made something happen. I love it." (CCT volunteer)