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’: