Helping a charity to succeed
If you like the idea of having a role in decision making for a charity and feel that your skills might be useful at Board level, you might like to consider taking on a Trustee role.
Trustee boards have ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity. They are responsible for ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and meets the purpose 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 of whom 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, often in the evenings or at a time that is convenient to all members.
Find out more by contacting your local Volunteer Centre to find trustee roles in your local area.
Further information about trusteeship is available from:
- Information sheet from Volunteer Centres – Essex
- The Essential Trustee – Charity Commission guide
- Get involved in your community at www.gov.uk/charity-trustee-whats-involved