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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.

Quote: Being a Trustee enables me to use my professional skills and experiences to help play a role in shaping the future of the organisation and its beneficiaries. In return, it supports my own continuous personal development

Current Trustee roles

Trustee
Organisation role · 1–4 hrs/Week
Taunton
Trustee
The North Taunton Partnership requires a Trustee to join it's governing board.Posted by North Taunton Partnership
Trustees
Organisation role · 1–2 hrs/Week
Frome
Trustees
Has the lockdown helped you to rethink your priorities, do you have spare time to support a local charity?
Posted by The Pod
Trustee vacancies
Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/month
Taunton
Trustee vacancies
The Trustees of Conquest Centre are actively looking to strengthen the board with 2 new Trustees and a Treasurer.Posted by Conquest Centre
Chair
Organisation role · 4–8 hrs/Week · Starting from 1 Apr 2021
Yeovil
Chair
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
Chair of Trustees
Organisation role · Flexible hours · Starting from 3 Sept 2023
Yeovil
Chair of Trustees
The Chair of Trustees leads the board, ensuring that it governs the charity effectively, in service of the charity’s vision and mission. Posted by YFW Bloodbikes (Yeovil Freewheelers)
Trustee
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Somerset
Trustee
We are looking for 2 Trustees to join our Board.Posted by Mind In Somerset
Legal Trustee
Organisation role · Flexible hours
From home
Legal Trustee
Are you looking for a rewarding and meaningful role in the charity sector? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the role of legal trustee for Watch.Posted by Chard WATCH

Trustee stories

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

Michelle's story

Anyone can become a Trustee, regardless of their age or background! Michelle’s trustee career began in her ...
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Photograph of Terrence volunteering in the garden with other volunteers

Terence's story

I just couldn’t give up on life when there are others to whom I could offer my many years of experience to ...
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Photograph of Sara

Sara's story

"My personal experiences have instilled a strong desire to ‘pay it forward’ and ensure that others have the ...
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Photograph of Louise

Louise's story

"Trusteeship gives me a focus and a sense of achievement and has enabled me to meet loads of fantastic ...
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Photo of Karuna at an event

Karuna's Story

“Being part of the team here has allowed me to learn, form deep friendships, make a small difference towards ...
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Photograph of Grahame

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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