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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.

Trustee stories

Read first hand what it's like to be a charity trustee

Sue's Story

“If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, I would highly recommend it. You can pursue your interests and ...
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Sarah's Story

"It’s empowering to know I that can use my skills for the benefit of the school, my son and other children ...
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Linda's Story

Linda Pigott-Vijeh has a background in publicity and marketing and has been a Trustee for various charities ...
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Natalie's Story

Natalie, a solicitor from Taunton, has been a Trustee with St. Giles Animal Rescue since June 2020.
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Mel's Story

At the heart of every charity and voluntary organisation is its board of trustees and together, they have one ...
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Featured Trustee roles

2–5 hrs/wk
YFW requires a Secretary to join the Executive Committee to help us to ensure the
general smooth running of the organisation.
Posted by YFW Bloodbikes (Yeovil Freewheelers)
1–5 hrs/wk
Fundraising Group Treasurer
As Treasurer, you are a key member of your local fundraising group. You will need to record income and expenditure of the group as well as bank funds regularlyPosted by Guide Dogs South West
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
Directors - Open Mental Health
We are seeking Directors to join our Board. 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
1–4 hrs/wk
The North Taunton Partnership requires a Trustee to join it's governing board.Posted by North Taunton Partnership
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
4–8 hrs/wk · Starting from 1 Apr 2021
Unique opportunity to steer and develop the county team which fundraises for and supports children and adolescents with mental health issues throughout SomersetPosted by Somerset Family Counselling Trust
2 hrs/wk
South and East Somerset Branch Chair
Are you a leader? Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of people with and affected by Motor Neurone Disease?Posted by Motor Neurone Disease Association
3–14 hrs/wk · Starting from 31 Dec 2021
Chair of Taunton Dementia Action Alliance
To lead the Dementia Action Alliance by chairing meetings monthly and co ordinating events and projects in the area.Posted by Taunton Dementia Action Alliance
2–6 hrs/wk
Branch Chair- North West Somerset Branch,Parkinson's UK
We are looking for someone with the skills to lead a group of volunteers committed to providing vital services to people affected by Parkinson's in NW Somerset.Posted by Parkinson's UK
1–5 hrs/wk
Branch Vice Chair- North West Somerset Branch- Parkinson's UK
Have you got the drive and commitment to help people affected by Parkinson's in your local community? Posted by Parkinson's UK
1–10 hrs/wk
Chair of Governors for St Gildas Catholic Primary School
You do not need any special qualifications or skills to become a school governor - just energy and enthusiasm!Posted by Somerset County Council