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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 hrs/wk
Trustees, Discovery
We are looking to recruit an additional Trustee with lived experience (through a close family member) of learning disabilities and/or autism.Posted by Discovery
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
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
4–8 hrs/wk
Trustee (Pastoral & Spiritual Specialist)
We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our Trustees at Dorothy House.

Posted by Dorothy House Hospice Care - Somerset
One day · 2–4 hrs
Shepton Mallet
STAR is a small charity with a budget of less than £50,000, managed by the Development officer, role of Treasurer should not take more than a few hrs a month Posted by SOMERSET TRUST FOR ARTS & RECREATION (STAR)
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 hrs/wk
From home
Join our board of trustees - community arts manager needed
We are looking for a new board member who has experience in running a community arts organisation. Posted by OpenStoryTellers
1 hrs/wk
From home
Join our board of trustees - Treasurer needed
We are looking for a qualified accountant to join our board of trustees as a treasurerPosted by OpenStoryTellers