Become a Volunteer!
Your volunteer Board of Directors Bart, Leslie, Jim, and Natalie are looking for more Forbes Team members! If you are passionate about your heritage and have some time to offer, consider volunteering for the Clan Forbes Society. For roles other than Convener, you’ll need some basic office skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and some comfort with online services such as PayPal and website hosting services. Or you may be willing to learn! We’re looking for folks to assist in the following roles:
Convener: Conveners sponsor and host tents at various Highland Games and Scottish Festivals around the world. This is an effective and enjoyable way to meet people interested in Scottish culture, provide education on the importance of the House of Forbes, encourage membership in the Clan Forbes Society, and make life-long friends! Your tent can be simply a pop-up canopy with a card table and chairs – or a major display and hospitality suite. The choice is yours! Learn more by downloading the Clan Forbes Society Conveners Guide and contacting Vice President for Conveners Leslie Furbish.
Bookkeeper: You’ll transfer funds from the Society PayPal account into our checking account every week or so and then compile the monthly financial report in MS Excel. You can see the examples in the monthly reports on the Society Business page at https://www.clan-forbes.org/society-business
Newsletter Editor: Every month, you’ll compile a MS Word version of the newsletter from the weekly Facebook postings, latest new and renewing members, and updated games schedule. You’ll then create the e-mail version on the Wix website and send out to all the Affiliate and Active Members on the on-line e-mail list.
Researcher: You’ll conduct historical research on the Internet and through our online Reference Library (see https://www.clan-forbes.org/library) of over 80 books for reference to members of the House of Forbes. You’ll cross-check the validity of the information and create the citations. You’ll write articles and biographies for publication on the Clan Forbes Society and for possible inclusion in the upcoming book House of Forbes: History and Heritage.
Board of Directors: The Clan Forbes Society has a functional board in which everyone has a specific responsibility. The Board is currently comprised of four officers: the President serves as the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Operations serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Vice President for Conveners manages the outreach and marketing at all the highland games and Scottish festivals, and the Vice President for Membership processes dues payments, updates the membership list, creates and mails membership certificates, and handles all correspondence with members. The President can appoint any other officer and directors as needed and as interest allows. These may include Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Communications, and Director for Genealogy. All current Active Members may nominate themselves and vote for the Directors each December.
Many of these jobs have related instructional videos and you’ll receive live Zoom coaching from our own Bart Forbes, who currently performs all these functions. Interested and want to discuss? Contact Bart at firstname.lastname@example.org.