Trustees’ Week is the annual celebration of all things trustee-related, from showcasing all the great work that trustees do across the UK – to highlighting all of the opportunities to get involved as a trustee.
What is a trustee? According to the Trustees Week website, Trustees are volunteers who are ‘the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.’ So in other words, they are integral to any non-profit – and what would we do without them! 😉
Want To Become A Trustee?
A quick online search via do-it.org shows that there are 23 trustee volunteering opportunities within a three-mile radius of our office in Kentish Town. How good is that?
If you’re in Camden and you want to volunteer as a trustee, check out these opportunities from our member organisations:
- Age UK Camden is recruiting an Honorary Treasurer
- Camden Federation of Private Tenants is recruiting a couple of Trustees
- Kentish Town Community Centre is recruiting a Chair of Trustees
- Terrence Higgins Trust is recruiting one Trustee
- Aisling Return to Ireland is recruiting three Trustees
Want some more info before you become a trustee?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Want a bit more in-depth info? Have a look at The Charity Commission’s free publication, The Essential Trustee: What you need to know, What you need to do. It’s 40 pages of everything you need to know about being a trustee.
Short on time? Check out this one pager: Charity Trustee: What’s Involved.
Did you know the average age of a trustee in the UK is 57? Well, it is! And that means a young trustee is anyone under the age of 57. Hurrah! With that in mind, why not join the Young Charity Trustees group on Linkedin? Or follow them on Twitter. Their website is under development right now, so check out YCT founder Alex Swallow’s website – as well as a post on why Young Trustees matter.
Want to attend an event about trusteeship during Volunteers’ Week?
Our good friends at Voluntary Action Camden are running a round table discussion for Trustees’ Week, ‘Piggy In The Middle: Can Trustees Please Everyone?’ It’s on Wednesday 4th November, 6-7.30pm in Kentish Town. And you can check out all of the details on the VAC website.
Have any questions about becoming a trustee in Camden? Contact Rupal and her team by email or phone 020 7424 9990.