Every member of Voice has an important role to play in building our union
In our rapidly changing environment, our representatives are our eyes and ears, keeping us abreast of developments in their area and helping us to build a stronger and larger union by recruiting and retaining members and by organising members in the workplace to gain influence with both employers and government. The more members we have, the greater our influence as a union. Experience has shown that colleagues are more likely to join Voice if they are asked by a colleague and Voice members are in a perfect position to undertake this activity.
Our representatives help us to provide information and support to colleagues in their workplaces, in all education roles, across all sectors within the UK. However, for Voice to continue to grow, we need members to help us reach and recruit colleagues and also to encourage a new generation of representatives.
To make our volunteer roles less time-consuming and encourage member participation, within our Volunteer Ladder of Involvement, we have developed a variety of roles that you can undertake depending on your interests. This ladder briefly outlines the roles of each stop on the ladder – the higher up the ladder, the greater the involvement.
It’s up to you how involved you become.
Why should I become Involved?
Becoming an active member of Voice will not only improve your personal skills but it will help you to become more knowledgeable and confident at your workplace and in your personal life. When you have helped a colleague, it will also give you a sense of achievement. You can:
make a difference;
help to improve your working environment;
learn new skills through a variety of free training opportunities; and
ensure that your voice is heard.
The Voice Volunteer Ladder of Involvement:
Voice Volunteer Network Information Sheet
If you would like to talk to someone about becoming a representative, please contact our Volunteers’ Team on 01332 372 337 or via email below:
Volunteers Co-Ordinator Lindsey French
Volunteers Liaison/Council Enquiries Lindsey French
Field Officer Enquiries Denise Litchfield