Trustees Week 2018: Celebrating Diversity in Trustees

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What are Trustees?

Trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact people in their community or society as a whole. Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. Trustees also often learn new skills during their time on the board so being a trustee is a great way to learn.

Volunteering as a Trustee is a rewarding role but one that most volunteers don't tend to consider. However your experience could make a lasting impact on the charity, for example your social media skills could help a charity keep up in the digital age; or you may be able to bring a different viewpoint to represent a certain part of the community and ensure that all members of the community are heard.

Samir Manek is a Trustee for The Advocacy Academy. He said: 

"The three most important attributes a trustee should have are: a belief in the charity’s purpose, the ability to constructively challenge to ensure the best possible decisions are made, and being open and curious to all the opportunities that such a position provides. [Be] mindful of the responsibility that such a role entails and noting your passion for what the charity does, I would say absolutely do it. It is a rewarding, insightful and challenging role to take on."

Read the full interview on the official Trustees Week website

You will find trustee vacanies in our latest Star Opportunities newsletter and through Volunteer Connect. 

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