Get Involved as a Volunteer
The credit union movement is built upon the efforts of thousands of volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to their credit unions in the spirit of cooperation. Each credit union has a team of volunteers with the skills and knowledge to lead and manage that credit union.
An individual can develop both personally and professionally by volunteering. The benefits of credit union volunteering include:
- Gain skills and experience in a senior role of a professional financial service provider
- Education and training
- Personal development
- Meet new people from the community
- Work on developmental business projects
- Give something back to your community
Derg Credit Union encourages and supports the involvement of volunteers at all levels. As in any voluntary organisation the quality of service depends on the volunteers who run it, and the directors are constantly on the lookout for suitable candidates to help in the various committees.
The list is not limited to the above, everyone has something to offer their credit union. You don’t have to be a financial expert.
Training is provided for anyone interested and people are able and encouraged to develop various skills.
The credit union committees offer an excellent starting point for volunteers.
Credit Committee: Approves loan applications.
Credit Control Committee: Manages non performing loans.
Membership Committee: Supports current members and expand membership.
Promotion and Marketing: Marketing and promoting the credit unions products and services.
Other roles within the credit union include:
Board Oversight Committee – to assess, evaluate and report on performance of the board of directors.
Chapter : The regional grouping of credit unions that meet regularly to exchange information and for educational purposes.
Investment Committee, Strategy Committee and Nomination Committee
Once a volunteer has served the credit union at committee level for period of time and training needs have been identified and addressed, you may consider putting your name forward for board membership.
What do I do next?
If you believe yourself to be trustworthy, discreet, committed, capable of acting with integrity and financially sound then we want to hear from you. Please forward your details for the attention of the Nomination committee, Derg Credit Union, Market Sq., Scariff, Co.Clare. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org