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Support a local charity by becoming a trustee

30 July 2020 12:02 PM | Lauren Martin-Grieveson (Administrator)

Support a local charity by becoming a trustee - Community Works

Becoming a charity trustee is a really effective way for skilled people to engage with their community and progress their own professional development.

Our area is home to many local charities and community groups. They’ve been doing amazing work during the lockdown and will continue to play a vital part in the community’s recovery.  But there are tough times ahead and big decisions to make.  The ‘new normal’ may mean charities have to adopt different strategies, enter into new collaborations or change their operating models. So many are now recruiting new trustees because they know they will need skilled and diverse boards to evaluate options and make the big decisions.

All kinds of people, of all ages and characteristics are encouraged to become charity trustees. You don’t need to have sat on a board before - trusteeship can be an excellent professional and personal development opportunity. You don’t need to have a specialist professional skill (although such skills are always welcomed) – your value might be your life experience or a connection with the charity’s cause.   And you don’t need to have years of experience behind you. Young trustees (18-35 year olds) are especially encouraged.

To find out more about being a trustee and how to find a suitable role, please get in touch with the Community Works’ Volunteer Centre  volunteercentre@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or click Could you be a trustee? for information about what’s involved and to browse current vacancies.


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