Over the past days, you've probably noticed a bit of a theme in some of the blogs people have been putting up (like this one). We have too much to do and only a handful of people doing them. I'd like to take this opportunity to publically thank everyone who has volunteered their time over the past few years for helping to keep us running and get us this far.
Having spent most of the past 5 years in various roles for the party I'm all too familiar with the problem. We need volunteers to be able to carry out our work. However, when we get queries about volunteering (which can arrive by several different methods, it's difficult to contact the right person/department or to get them the tools/resources for the jobs we need performed. Our internal systems are complex (a by-product I feel of the type of member we initially attracted*) and our processes for handling requests and putting out material are complex due to this.
So, here is a simple message for anyone planning to stand for the NEC or Board vacancies later this month from someone who has volunteered on both: