A fortnightly look at volunteering opportunities available in South Holland.
Many charities need people of all ages to volunteer, not just as helpers and fundraisers, but as trustees who oversee how their organisations are run.
Charities vary widely in terms of size and purpose and many are very small and may not have any paid staff.
However, in order to exist they are all dependent on their trustees who can also be known as committee members, council members, board members, governors or directors.
A trustee is a member of the board or management committee and the role will vary enormously from one charity to another.
Anyone over 18 years old can become a trustee, using their skills to make sure that the charity runs efficiently.
What are trustees and what do they do?
Trustees usually work behind the scenes, working together to ensure the organisation has a clear strategy or set of goals.
Trustees keep a check on the organisation’s finances and activities, have overall control of a charity and are responsible for ensuring the charity is doing what it was set up to do.
The role of a trustee requires commitment and responsibility and allows you to see the charity’s positive effects on people and society.
The benefits for you of becoming a trustee
Regardless of your age, being a trustee should be rewarding and enjoyable. It is a great way to be involved in the community and make a lasting difference to a cause that matters to you.
Trustees come from all walks of life and being a trustee is an opportunity for anyone to broaden and learn new skills, help you meet new people, change your community for the better and is a great addition to any CV.
New volunteering opportunities this month
In South Holland there are nearly 200 different volunteering opportunities.
Just a few of the new opportunities this month include four different opportunities for helping Lincolnshire Police; being a festival steward; volunteer befrienders/visitors; receptionist and short-term hosts for international students.
If you are interested in being a trustee, or in any of the above opportunities or any other volunteering roles, please call us on 01775 718008/768833 and we will be delighted to help.