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Why become a charity trustee?

Trusteeship is a great way to use your professional skills and life experiences to make a difference to a cause you believe in. Volunteering as a charity trustee can help you:

  • Enhance your CV 
  • Develop your personal and professional skills 
  • Learn about charity management and strategies 
  • Connect with your local community 

Trustees are at the heart of every voluntary organisation. They are key decision-makers and have important legal responsibilities. Without trustees, it is impossible for a charity or organisation to carry out its aims, improve its services and meet its objectives. 

Further information about becoming a charity trustee can be found here on the Spark Somerset website. If you need further support, please get in touch via Live Chat.

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Featured Trustee roles

1–5 hrs/wk
Executive and Non-Executive Trustee roles
As the guardians of purpose; trustees safeguard the trust's assets, purpose and reputation, & are responsible for overall management & strategic direction.Posted by Yeovil Rivers Community Trust
0–1 hrs/wk
Trustees wanted
Voluntary, expenses paid role with Wassail Theatre.Posted by Wassail Theatre
0–2 hrs/wk · Starting from 6 Jan 2021
We are seeking Trustees to join our Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team at an exciting time.Posted by Chard WATCH CIC
2–4 hrs/wk
South Petherton
Trustees wanted for The David Hall Arts Centre, South Petherton

Posted by The David Hall
1–2 hrs/wk
Has the lockdown helped you to rethink your priorities, do you have spare time to support a local charity?
Posted by The Pod
2–6 hrs/wk · 10 Nov 2020 – 9 Nov 2023
Chair of the board of trustees
Posted by Broken Chains UK
3 hrs/wk · 30 Apr 2021 – 31 Mar 2023
TWR is looking for a least 3 new Trustees. Posted by Taunton Welcomes Refugees
1 hrs/wk
Flexible location
Fundraising Trustee
If you have experience in fundraising and would like to support an independent branch of the RSPCA in South East Somerset, we would love to hear from you!Posted by RSPCA South East Somerset Branch
2–4 hrs/wk
Fundraiser (Member of the Board Trustees)
Do you have a passion for supporting child development and education? Are you concerned about the legacy and impact of COVID-19 upon the wellbeing of children?Posted by CLOWNS (Creating Learning Opportunities for Western Somerset)
0–1 hrs/wk
We are actively seeking trustees to support the development and governance of our board.Posted by In The Mix Project
Trustees/ Directors
We are looking for Trustees with a variety of skills and interests in the Art centre Posted by Ilminster Arts Centre