Mid-Herts RAYNET is a group of licensed radio amateurs based in and around Hertfordshire and is constituted as a registered charity. Their mission is to provide voluntary communications within the terms of their radio licence. Keith Batchelor tells #TeamHerts Volunteering how he got involved with the organisation.
Where are you a trustee for and for how long have you been doing it?
I have been a trustee of Mid-Herts RAYNET for so long I cannot really remember how I started.
How did you get in to trusteeship and what do you do?
Like most of my 15 odd memberships, I seemed to have got “volunteered” to be on committees or to be the chairman on occassion.
What do you enjoy about your trustee role, and how does it benefit you?
What do I get out of it? Many aspects. Solving challenges, success of fund raising, raising the profile, putting something back into the community etc. It's the feel good factor that keeps me volunteering.
What difference are you making by being a trustee?
I like that I am putting something back into the community. Being a trustee of a charity means following the rules for the benefit of the reputation of the organisation and its members. Even if the organisation is not a charity, it will still benefit by being run in a charitable way with a constitution and financial rules etc.
If someone was interested in finding out more about the organisations you volunteer for, how could they get in touch?
You can find out more via the website: http://www.midhertsraynet.co.uk/