06 September 2023
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS WANTED
Synergy Credit Union are now recruiting for volunteers for the Board Of Directors and Voluntary Committees.
A Way To Give Back To Your Community By Volunteering With Synergy Credit Union
Synergy Credit Union – a financial cooperative with over €100m in gross Assets – prides itself on offering quality financial services to members in the areas that we operate in.
The area that we operate (our common bond) includes: Araglen, Ballyduff, Ballyhooly, Ballynoe, Castlelyons, Castletownroche, Conna, Glanworth, Glenville, Fermoy, Kilworth, Kildorrery, Leamlara, Rathcormac, Watergrasshill and surrounding areas and in Cork City our common bond includes Tivoli, Lower Glanmire Road, Middle Glanmire Road, Horgan’s Quay, Patrick’s Quay, McCurtain Street, Leitrim Street, Richmond Hill, Rathmore Park, Pope’s Road, Thomas Kent Park, Old Youghal Road, St. Luke’s and surrounding areas.
Synergy Credit Union is committed to providing quality financial services to the community sphere, dedicated to serving our members in an efficient and professional manner, providing value relative to cost while enhancing our members’ financial health and quality of life and operating in an ethical and financially sound manner through the application of innovation and technology, accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Why does Synergy Credit Union need Volunteers?
Volunteers are at the heart of Synergy Credit Union. We rely on their enthusiasm and skills in order to achieve our goals and continue to deliver a strong service within our community. We welcome people with a diverse range of skills, competencies and experience. Whether you have an hour or two to spare or can commit more time, there may be a role for you.
Finance, information technology, management and communications skills are particularly welcome. However, any ability to contribute is appreciated. There are policies and training in place to support volunteers in their roles. In addition to the induction training program for all new volunteers, ongoing training is available, and people are encouraged to develop their skills and learn new ones.
Synergy Credit Union committees offer an excellent starting point for new volunteers. These committees provide experience, learning and an active role within the Credit Union. Once a volunteer has served the Credit Union at committee level for a period of time, and training needs have been identified and addressed, they can move into a director or supervisor position.
Please email email@example.com for more information if you are interested.
Why volunteer and what are the benefits of volunteering at your local Credit Union ?
Volunteering at Synergy Credit Union can give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in areas of management, directorship while building life-long connections along with working on teams with like-minded people and the personal feeling of giving back and giving your time to a community based group.
An individual can develop both personally and professionally by volunteering. The benefits of volunteering with Synergy Credit Union include:
- Opportunity to give something back to your community.
- Gain skills and experience in a professional financial service.
- Education and training.
- Personal development.
- Meet new people from your community.
- Opportunity to work on development and business projects.
What do the Board Of Directors do?
The Board of Directors and Management play different, but very important roles in the Credit Union. The Board of Directors provides leadership and oversight. It is guardian of the mission and vision of the Credit Union and ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Directors are policymakers, ambassadors, partners and strategic thinkers. In addition to board commitments, Directors participate in various committees established to support the work of the Board of Directors.
The role is voluntary in nature and non-remunerated and requires investment in time, energy and expertise.
The Board of Directors is drawn from members who have the skills and knowledge to govern the Credit Union. Each Director stands for election by the members at the AGM.
What does the Board Oversight Committee do ?
In general, the functions of the Board Oversight Committee relate to assessment, evaluation and reporting on whether the Board of Directors has operated in accordance with Part IV of ‘The Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012’.
Consistent with the nature of their role, the Board Oversight Committee is not expected to become directly involved in the operation of the Credit Union.
Other Committees In Synergy Credit Union
- Credit Committee
- Credit Control Committee
- Membership Committee
- Nomination Committee
- Youth and Community Committee
- Investments Committee
- Nomination Committee
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Climate Change Committee
How do I apply to volunteer at Synergy Credit Union ?
If you think that you or someone you know has the interest and the time to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Closing date for applications is Friday, September 22nd, 2023.