CLOSING DATE: Ongoing LOCATION: Emmaus Cornwall TYPE: Volunteer

Emmaus Cornwall Volunteer role: Business Enterprise and Management (BE&M) Committee – Business Enterprise Development volunteer

The BE&M committee is responsible for developing new social enterprise businesses at various locations, including a new residential community to be launched in Cornwall in 2021/2.

Purpose of role:

To be an active member of the BE&M Committee and specifically to assist in the business development of horticulture output, woodland enterprise products and basic wooden furniture.


  • Familiarise with all proposed business enterprises being researched, planned and budgeted.
  • Collate budgets for various planned business enterprises
  • Feed into Business Enterprise proposal, feasibility analysis and budget creation for the planning of fully sustainable businesses and to aid the fundraising team.
  • Assist with Budgets and business rationale content of proposals
  • contribute suggestions for additional concepts
  • attend bi-weekly BE&M Committee meetings (on Zoom) and other relevant meetings and site visits to our enterprise locations.
  • help with other BE&M initiatives as requested

Working with:

BE&M committee members; Project Manager; external consultants

Reporting to:

BE&M Committee Chair

Place of volunteer:

Home, with onsite and retail visits when and where required and possible

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

  • experience of business planning, feasibility analysis, and budgeting
  • Start-up social enterprise experience desirable
  • Knowledge of enterprise funding and National/EU funding landscape
  • interest in permaculture and eco sustainable practices
  • active on social media
  • interest in and commitment to ending homelessness in Cornwall
  • active in the community/local business networks

How to enquire:

If you are interested in this role, please complete our online volunteer enquiry form found here and someone will get back to you.