What do Trustee and Board Volunteers do? They have overall control of the organisation, charity or group and are responsible for making sure it is doing what it was set up to do. They may be known by other titles such as board or committee members, directors or governors. People in this role lead an organisation and decide how it is run. Trustees come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Some roles need specific skills, such as experience of senior management, finance or HR. Many organisations, charities and groups are looking for your lived experience, enthusiasm and drive.
What are the benefits of trusteeship? Trustee and Board Volunteers are key to ensuring a group or charity’s sustainability, compliance, resilience and growth. You will develop leadership skills, gain experience in strategic development and insight, and get to use your professional, managerial and business skills.
How much time does it take? This depends on the organisation’s size and activities. This information should be included in the role description but we recommend that you check how much time you may need to commit in your initial discussions with the organisation.
Do you want a bit more information? Click on our 5 key reads below.
What are the next steps? If you have three years professional experience and are ready to start on your volunteering journey, register with Reach, the online skills-based volunteering database, where you can browse current trustee vacancies in Buckinghamshire. Alternatively, you can also click on the latest trustee opportunities from Reach below.
If you need help to get started or want to find out more, contact Lew Headley firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest Trustee Opportunities from Reach
Introduction to Board Volunteering
If you have questions about becoming a trustee and what is expected of trustees, we have put together some useful information to support you on your journey. Read our Introduction to board volunteering to find out more.
5 Key Reads for Potential And New Trustees
- Charity Commission Welcome Pack for New Trustees
- Charity Commission: additional guidance for charity trustees
- NEW BOOK (Nov 2020) Lynn Cadman: How to Become a Charity Trustee
- NEW BOOK (Nov 2020) Debra Allcock Tyler: It’s a Battle on the Board
- Mike Eastwood & Jacqueline Williams: The Charity Trustee’s Handbook
Browse our Case Studies (select trustees’ button) of trustees in Buckinghamshire, or watch the videos below for inspiration!
Voices & Choices
Current Chair Barbara Poole talks about their search for a new Chair who has flair and imagination.
Trustee Helen Woods says it’s really easy to fit Trusteeship around being a mum with a young family.
Interested? Email email@example.com or call 01494 784566.
Did you know all charities are led by board volunteers? Take a look at just some of the many people in Bucks who volunteer their time to run a charity.