What is really means to be a trustee


What is a trustee?

Charities have a governing body which is made up of volunteers called trustees, the term trustee is often used interchangeably with director, but more frequently volunteers on a board of a charity are known as trustees. Trustees are responsible for the general administration and running of a charity, this gives trustees the opportunity to shape the overall direction of a charity.

Trustees are at the heart of a charity

Becoming a trustee is a very good way to help your community or a community of interest, it’s also an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and understand the difference charities make on a daily basis while giving back to the community. It’s a dynamic role carried out by people from all walks of life. It is essentially teamwork with a group of like-minded people, the role of trustee places you at the heart of the charity.

The board of trustees should have a wide-ranging overview of the charities activity, most boards will have a variety of skills and different experiences including; HR, marketing, finance, administration along with other general and specialist skills and experiences. 

Trustees' Week 2020

Trustees' Week is an annual celebration, this year it runs from 2 - 6 November. Salford CVS would like to thank the hundreds of trustees who give their time, talent and energy to ensure the people of Salford are supported by a vibrant and thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. To all trustees across Salford and beyond, we say:

“Thank you for caring, serving and sharing.”

More information on becoming a trustee

If you would like some support in finding a local trustee opportunity, contact our Volunteer Centre on 0161 787 7795 or email volunteer@salfordcvs.co.uk

Charity Commission - 5-minute guides.

Getting on Board has a new, free guide covers everything you need to know about how to become a charity trustee, Packed full of information, tips and stories from real trustees, it’s a must-read for anyone who is curious about becoming a charity trustee.

The Trustees' Week website has brought together a range of resources including trustee opportunities, events and training sessions. Visit now.

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