Trustees’ Week, from 5 to 11 November showcases the great work that they do and highlights opportunities for people to get involved and make a difference.
Trustees play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
Having outstanding trustees is really important to charities, and unfortunately there aren’t enough of them. Forget the stereotype of retired professionals, trustees nowadays come from all walks of life.
Most people, whatever their age or background, have skills, knowledge or experience which they can bring to a charity. As well as being very rewarding, being a trustee is also a chance to develop your skills as an individual and to work alongside a diverse range of people.
It’s not all serious either. As a recent recruit to the board of Swindon’s disability arts charity Reach Inclusive Arts, said: ‘Being a trustee gives me the opportunity to help out in all the fun stuff as well as considering the financial aspects. As a newly qualified accountant, the role gives me more experience. I really enjoy being involved and seeing the results of the projects; it only furthers my passion for the charity.’
To find out more about becoming a trustee contact Volunteer Centre Swindon on 01793 420557 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org