Join SAVS on Monday 27th March (7-9pm) to find out more about becoming a Trustee over a drink. This is a chance for you to find out informally and without commitment about the role of a Trustee and understand how your skills can benefit local charities.
But who or what is a Trustee?
Trustees are the people with the responsibility for directing the business of the charity. They are often the unsung heroes, playing a vital role in making the decisions that really matter about the charity's finances, activities and plans for the future.
Emily Middlemast, Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator at SAVS says:
“Charities benefit from the range of skills and experience that their trustees bring, but trustees can learn and develop new skills that may open up new opportunities for them, as well as meeting people who share their passion”.
No formal qualifications are usually needed, and the time required can often fit easily around other commitments. Most people have skills, knowledge or experience which they can bring to a charity and estimates suggest that almost half of all charities have at least one vacancy on their board.
As the role of the Trustee is quite different from other volunteer roles, SAVS (29-31 Alexandra Street, Southend) are running “Becoming a Trustee” on Monday 27th March, 7-9pm, for anyone who would like to know more. This session is free and all are welcome. Why not come along, and see how you can join the driving force behind a local charity.
To book your place please email email@example.com or call 01702 356000. We look forward to seeing you there!