How do you find out how to apply for this very important role, please get in touch with your Regional Officer email
County Representatives organize County events including In Service Training, First Aid days.
Any BWY member is eligible.
Would I receive any expenses?
Although all posts are volunteer, the BWY would not want you to be out of pocket as a result of supporting their region. Appointed committee members who have been in post for a year receive an annual home-workers
allowance (currently £156). They will also be eligible for subsidised place at our annual Congress and may be offered free or reduced admission to various regional events.
Personal expenses incurred for regional administration are normally reimbursed and mileage costs for attending regional meetings may be claimed at the prevailing rate.
If I joined the committee would I be legally liable?
Indemnity insurance (sometimes known as "liability insurance") exists for all BWY offices. This is personal insurance which protects the office holder against the risk of personal liability arising from any
breach of responsibilities, in line with the Charity Commissioners recommendations.
How many meetings would I have to attend?
Most regions hold at least two meetings a year, in addition to the AGM.
These provide a useful opportunity for committee members to get together, organise events, share information and get advice from the group.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
BWY committees are friendly and welcoming and members certainly benefit socially. There is also the potential to develop personal skills and time spent on a BWY committee can provide useful opportunities to
improve your CV, gaining valuable knowledge and experience that could enhance and develop your future career.
You may achieve a greater understanding of regional management processes; learn how to plan, promote and manage events; develop new channels of communication and have the opportunity to pool knowledge and
Participation in a committee also promotes mutual understanding, team-work and cooperation and, best of all, will give you that warm glow of knowing that you have achieved karma yoga.
Can I be involved without joining committee?
Volunteers are always very welcome and there are many ways in which you could assist, especially at events and AGM. Contact your regional officer to find out how you can help.