Trustees’ Week 2019

28 November 2019

What are trustees?

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and to highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

How many trustees are there?

  • There are approximately 196,000 charities in the UK.
  • And just over 1 million trustees.
  • From NCVO and CCNI research, we know just under half the UK’s trustees are women.
  • The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old.
  • There are many young trustees too with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds.

To view a sample selection of Trustee Volunteering roles, click on the links below or to carry out a personalised opportunity search use your postcode and keywords such as ‘Board’, ‘Trustee’, ‘Treasurer’ or ‘Committee’:

BATIAS Trustee Thurrock

Business Development Trustee – Citizens Advice Tendring

Chairman of Trustees – Thaxted Centre for the Disabled

Chair of Trustee – CanalAbility Harlow

Chairperson and Trustee Committee Members – CHARMS, Chelmsford

Trustee – Off 2 the Moon

Trustee Hearing Help Essex

Trustee – Essex Wildlife Trust, Great Wigborough

Trustee Board Members – Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service

Trustee – Saffron Walden Arts Trust

Trustee/Committee Members – Uttlesford Buffy Bus Association

Trustee – Frontline Partnership


  • Thurrock are looking for volunteers to support their carers. If you would like more information click the link.