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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 to:

  • 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 accounts of what it's like to be a charity trustee

Grahame's Story

Grahame is Chair of Trustees at Spark Somerset and has a career spanning health and social care, education, ...
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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

Organisation role
Active Members / Treasurer
WSCLT aims to provide affordable, sustainable, community owned homes for those in West Somerset who cannot access these by traditional meansPosted by West Somerset Community Land Trust
Organisation role · 1–5 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 1–5 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 0–1 hrs/Week
Trustees wanted
Voluntary, expenses paid role with Wassail Theatre.Posted by Wassail Theatre
Organisation role · 0–2 hrs/Week · 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
Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/Week
South Petherton
Trustees wanted for The David Hall Arts Centre, South Petherton

Posted by The David Hall
Organisation role · 1–2 hrs/Week
Has the lockdown helped you to rethink your priorities, do you have spare time to support a local charity?
Posted by The Pod
Project role (Temporary) · 2–6 hrs/Week · Starting from 10 Nov 2020
Chair of the board of trustees
Posted by Broken Chains UK
Organisation role · 1–4 hrs/Week
The North Taunton Partnership requires a Trustee to join it's governing board.Posted by North Taunton Partnership
Project role (Temporary) · 3 hrs/Week · Starting from 30 Apr 2021
TWR is looking for a least 3 new Trustees. Posted by Taunton Welcomes Refugees
Organisation role · 4–8 hrs/Week · 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
Organisation role · 2–6 hrs/Week
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
Organisation role · 1–10 hrs/Week
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