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Volunteering with Speakeasy is a great way to give something back to a part of your local community that often gets overlooked – vulnerable people who don’t always have a voice, find their choices are limited or don’t know what their options are, and don’t always get the same rights as other people. If you have a keen sense of social justice and some spare time then this could be for you!
Are you looking for career or professional development opportunities? Newly retired? Running your own business? Want to keep up your skills while unavailable for paid work? Experienced Trustee looking for a new local charity? We are looking for new trustees to help the charity with our employment responsibilities, quality assurance and planning the next phase of our development. If you have a keen sense of social justice, an interest in disability and human rights, and can give a few hours every couple of months then we could be what you are looking for!
Matthew first became involved with us when we were called HAS Advocacy. He was part of a self advocacy group, helped set up a new group called Hampshire Advocacy for the Promotion of Positive Youth (later known as Happy Club), and helped with funding bids. Matthew understood the importance of advocacy being independent from other services and was one of the founding members of Speakeasy Advocacy. He created the original logo and took on the role of Secretary with responsibility for sending notices to members. These days Matthew can leave the admin tasks to the staff team and enjoy ‘just being a Trustee’!