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Membership of Outline Surrey

Thank you very much for showing interest in becoming a member of Outline. We are delighted to welcome new members, as members play a vital role in supporting our organisation and determine who sits on the Board of Management/Trustees. In this way we can maintain a democratic and progressive outlook which has sustained the services we offer throughout Surrey.

Membership is free and all members must be 18 or over. Members of Outline may if they wish donate monies or carry out sponsored activities in aid of Outline however this is entirely a personal decision and not a condition of membership.

 

Why does Outline have Members?

  • Outline is a registered unincorporated charity. In order for Outline to ensure that they have the right people running the charity our governance document requires us to hold an AGM where the members vote for the trustees to look after Outline for the next year.
  • Members are also a very useful point of contact in the communities that we represent to share the work Outline is doing and be aware of events and information that Outline shares regularly. From time to time Outline will meet with members or invite them to events to hear their views and opinions which help us shape the services that Outline continues to offer in Surrey.

 

How do I become a member of Outline?

Complete the Online Application form and our Membership Secretary – Tavis King will add you to our Members Database:

Outline Membership Application

What’s the difference between an Outline member and Outline Volunteer?

Members

  • are separate to our core of volunteers however a volunteer can become a member and a member can become a volunteer.
  • The purpose of membership is to be supportive of the causes of Outline.
  • volunteers provide a time commitment to delivering services for Outline e.g. working on a shift of our helpline or running an Outcrowd event.

Volunteers

  • (including trustees & committee members) are required to comply with Outline policies in full and without exception, where as a member should represent the ethos of the charity but would not be delivering services or representing the charity on a day to day basis where most of these will apply.
  • For the purposes of clarity Outline is solely run and operated by Volunteers. Volunteers and trustees are not automatically given membership.
  • A volunteer may elect to become a member which would then afford them the right to vote at the AGM.

Types of Membership:

Membership CategoryDescription
A Friend of OutlineAs a friend of Outline we will from time to time consult with you on areas in the interest of our charitable aims e.g. email surveys, focus groups etc. As with all categories of membership we will keep in touch with members at least once a year to forward a report of the charities financial and operational progress and invite you to attend the AGM.
A Service User RepresentativeAs a service user representative you will be an active user of our Helpline or Outcrowd services and be willing to talk actively with people that use our services to provide feedback and insights to the management board (committee)/board of trustees. You will be invited to attend sections of the management committee meetings. You are not a trustee by being invited to these management committee meetings however your opinion will be actively listened to by the committee and from time to time you may be invited by the chair or other trustee to participate in decision making activity. As with all categories of membership we will keep in touch with members at least once a year to forward a report of the charities financial and operational progress and invite you to attend the AGM.
Specialist RepresentativeAs a specialist representative you will most likely have significant experience professionally or how so ever determined which the management committee has identified a benefit and you will be asked to actively participate in the discussions of the management committee. You are not a trustee however by being invited to these management committee meetings your opinion will be actively listened to by the committee and from time to time you may be invited by the chair or other trustee to participate in decision making activity. As with all categories of membership we will keep in touch with members at least once a year to forward a report of the charities financial and operational progress and invite you to attend the AGM.
Corporate MemberA corporate member will usually be an organisation/charity/company which provides services or support to Outline e.g. sponsorship, training, facilities etc. As with all categories of membership we will keep in touch with members at least once a year to forward a report of the charities financial and operational progress and invite you to attend the AGM. One person nominated by the corporate member may attend our AGM. NB).

What information does Outline hold on members?:

Mandatory Information we are required to Hold:

  • Full Name (Mandatory)
  • Postal Address (Mandatory)
  • Email ID (Mandatory)
  • Phone number (Mandatory)

Optional – where disclosed this helps us share anonymous aggregated data with our funder’s:

  • Date of Birth
  • Disability Status
  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity

 

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