Trustees Week: Have you ever thought about the role of a Trustee?

12 November 2018


Who are Trustees?

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a very important role by taking important decisions about its work and therefore have a major impact on an organisation.

From research, we know just under half the UK’s trustees are women and the average age of a trustee is 59. However, there are many young trustees too with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds in the UK.

This week is Trustees Week so why not find out more and see if there is a role suitable for you. You can find out more about what a trustee does on the Trustees Week website.


We have more than 40 trustee roles on Volunteer Wessex. Here are just some of them:


Home Start Butser in Petersfield is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to families at home with at least one child under 5. Trustees are needed to join a hardworking and competent Management Committee. Business skills are particularly welcome.
Find out more: Trustees for Management Committee


Kings Worthy Pre-school aims to provide outstanding early years education and childcare for all local families building on our Ofsted ‘good’ rating.  We are looking for volunteers to join the trustee committee of this vibrant village pre-school.
Find out more: Trustee


The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre‘s cafe, bar and gift shop is managed by Havant Arts Active, a trading subsidiary of the charity. We are now looking for a new Chair of the Havant Arts Active board to help work with us to develop the business, thereby
helping to secure The Spring’s future.
Find out more: Chair of Havant Arts Active Trading Subsidiary


We have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer Chair to work with us on developing and managing our new Volunteer Community and Fundraising Committee for Young Dementia UK in Fareham. As the Chair you will be responsible for leading a team of committed volunteers to raise awareness and funds in your local area.
Find out more: Community Development Chair

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