Volunteer Managers have a lot to bring to trusteeship. You stand to benefit from enhanced skills and strategic experience, not to mention an understanding of what it’s like to be on the other side of the trustee fence!

AVM has teamed up with Getting On Board to run a workshop for AVM members who are interested in becoming trustees.

This session will cover the role of charity trustees, common misconceptions and how to find and apply for a position on a charity board.

Did you know?

  • There are 100,000 vacancies for charity trustees in the UK
  • Trusteeship is open to all ages, backgrounds and skill sets
  •  Trustees can be any level of seniority in their day job
  • The level of time commitment is modest (30 hours a year)
  • Most people don’t know what a trustee is or that trusteeship is open to them
  • 96% of trustees said they had learned new skills and 84% said being a trustee made them happier.

This session is particularly intended for Volunteer Managers who haven’t been a trustee before and would like to find out more.

The workshop will take place on Zoom, Wednesday 19th January, 4-5pm. Login to sign up.

About Penny

Penny has always worked or volunteered in the charity sector. She is currently the CEO of Getting on Board.

Penny started her career at the Association of Charity Shops (now the Charity Retail Association) and Barnet Voluntary Service Council, where she gained an understanding of and a passion for the unsung impact of smaller charities.

She was Head of Community Affairs at the University of Cambridge for several years, establishing partnerships with Cambridge charities, overseeing large community events and promoting volunteering by university students and staff.

She was then Director of Partnerships at The Brilliant Club, and CEO of Styleability, before she became CEO of Getting on Board.

Penny has been a trustee of several charities and is currently a trustee of the National Migraine Centre.

AVM members, login to sign up to this workshop today.