Trustees’ Week 2022 (7-11 November)

Posted in: Local and civic engagement

Charity Trustees are essential volunteering roles in a charity. They play the important role in making sure the charity is run in the interests of the people it is there to support. As someone who loves to be out in the community and is a trustee myself, I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who gives up their time to help keep community groups and charities alive and thriving.


What is the role of a trustee and why become one?  

Trustees ensure their charity has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision. A trustee's role in a charity is to be the ‘guardian of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first. Read more about the role of a trustee on Reach Volunteerings' site


What is Trustees’ Week?

Trustees’ Week is a time for us to come together to celebrate the achievements of nearly 1 million trustees across the UK.

Our theme this year is making a difference in changing times. As our external environment continues to change, we face new challenges. The positive impact you make as a trustee is invaluable to a sector that is now as important as ever to benefit society. Thank you for the time, commitment, and effort you bring to your charities to help them thrive.

Throughout the week you’ll have the chance to connect with other trustees to share your experiences. You’ll also be able to develop your skills through our wide range of events, training, and guidance.


Making a difference in changing times
In a blog welcoming Trustees’ Week 2022, Charity Commission Chief Executive, Helen Stephenson, thanks trustees leading their charities through changing, and challenging, times and invites all trustees to join in Trustees’ Week – to celebrate their achievements and to take advantage of the many opportunities to connect and to train, learn and develop.

Read Helen's blog for Trustee Week 2022


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Become a trustee for a local organisation

3SG's a membership network of over 200 charities, social enterprises, and community groups in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES). They advertise a list of local charities looking for Trustees. View 3SG charity trustee recruitment list. 3SG also host regular trustee training and events which can be signed up for on the 3SG site


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What being a Trustee means to Ali Jones, Media and PR Manager at the University

Ali Jones, Media and PR Manager at the University, is trustee of local charity Trowbridge Future, which is working to enhance and support communities in Trowbridge. She said: "Becoming a trustee has been such a positive experience for me. It's a great opportunity to use your skills in a completely different setting to your day job. The operational governance aspects were quite a departure from my everyday work but there has been plenty of support from experienced trustees which has really helped. I enjoy the connection to a cause that I care about and being able to play a part in an organisation that does so much to support people through challenging times feels really valuable, especially at the moment. I'm meeting and working with people from completely different careers and walks of life and I appreciate the opportunity to get involved with projects that are really making a difference to young people and communities. I've been able to introduce the charity to new contacts and resources at the University which have helped in all sorts of aspects of the charity's work." Find out more about Trowbridge Future on their website

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