Trustees Week 7-11th November

7 November 2022

Making a difference in changing times

Have you ever thought about becoming a charity trustee?

After the pandemic and with the cost of living crisis, charities are more in demand than ever and face some huge challenges.

You could make a really postive impact by offering your skills and time to one of our local charities.

Trustees are ultimately responsible for seeing their charities through difficulties and in some cases making tough decisions about the charity’s future. It’s a significant responsibility, a real public service, and the majority are volunteers.

Usually their work goes unsung – Trustees week is a chance to sing their praises, It is also a chance to encourage more people to think about being a trustee.

What’s in it for me?

  • a sense of personal purpose and fulfilment
  • acquisition of leadership skills
  • strategic understanding
  • experience of making decisions on finance, fundraising, governance, communications
  • huge sense of pride
  • much more

The following organisations are looking for Trustees:

Abbeyfield Ryde

Home-Start Isle of Wight

South West Advocacy Network 

Stonecrabs Theatre Company – Email:

The Phoenix Project

Isle of Wight Citizens Advice

School Governor for Governors for Schools 


Treasurer for the IW Story Festival 

Treasurer for Girlguiding Isle of Wight 

Treasurer for Bembridge Heritage 



County Secretary for Isle of Wight Scout Council

Committee member:

Civilian Committee Member for 1024 Squadron Royal Air Force Cadets 

Independent Advisory Groups

Independent Advisory Group Member – Adult and Youth Group for Hampshire Constabulary 

Youth Commission member for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission


Various organisations are offering training for trustees and prospective trustees this week.


Getting On Board

Free Webinars from Getting on Board 

Diversifying your Trustee Board, at midday on the 18th of November 2022 – ‘This free one-hour session, with award-winning trainer Sophia Moreau, will give you an introduction into how to diversify your charity board. It will be a whistle stop tour of all the things you need to do – with our free best practice guide available to you to help you every step of the way. This session will get you to think differently about how you approach your recruitment to try and attract diverse trustees.’

Other events in this series:

Beyond the role description- Becoming a great Trustee with Nigel Kippax

 ‘Help! We need new trustees’.: as the name suggests, this event is about how to recruit trustees for your charity board.

The Onboarding- induction training for newly appointed Trustees: This session offers support for new trustees on a board, providing a better understanding of your new responsibilities in this role.


Hempsons’ Trustee Training Webinar 10 November 2022 – Hempsons – Hempsons

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