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Becoming a Charity Trustee

Trustee boards have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs
of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and that it meets the needs for which it has been set up.

Individuals with all kinds of skills can sit on a trustee board – from trained accountants and lawyers to experienced parents or carers. The best boards are made up of a wide variety of motivated people, all who share a common interest in the charity’s services and success.

The time commitment needed to become a trustee varies from organisation to organisation. Most organisations hold committee meetings every couple of months;  these are often in the evenings or at a time that is convenient to all members.

Find out more by contacting your local Volunteer Centre or use the advanced search  to find trustee roles in your local area. 

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