Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
What are trustees?
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Also known as directors, board members, governors and committee members, trustees are the people who make decisions that will impact on people’s lives.
Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. They also often learn new skills during their time on the board. Depending on what the charity does, trustees make a difference to their local community or to society as a whole.
In the UK, there are just over 1 million trustees serving on the boards of 194,000 charities. More young people are becoming trustees, with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds.
Where can I find out more?
For information on trustee roles in Warwickshire, visit www.wcava.org.uk/volunteering-individuals. Select ‘Join’ to access the Volunteer Connect website and view trustee roles.
For more information on Trustees’ week, visit: http://trusteesweek.org/
For more on being a trustee, visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved