Get on board and into Trustee Volunteering!

Virtual Trustee Volunteer Information Session

Thursday 4 November, 6.30pm-8pm, online via zoom

Join Cumbria CVS and Cumbria Exchange on 4 November, along with a range of different charities and groups looking to recruit new trustees or board members at the Virtual Trustee Volunteer Information Session.

Being a trustee can be very rewarding. As a trustee you have the chance to support and shape the work and strategic direction of an organisation, and you can make a significant difference to a cause that matters to you. Trustees are the people in charge of a charity and play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees ensure their charity has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision. Most trustee boards meet four to eight times a year. Many boards also have sub-committees that focus on areas of work or projects.

You may choose to get involved with a charity focused on a cause or an issue you are passionate about or because your life has been touched by the work of that voluntary organisation. It is also a great way to get involved in a community and to make a difference.

Being a trustee offers the opportunity for professional development. It can let you gain experience of strategy and leadership, and boost your CV. It will give you experience of being a trustee or board member, such as setting a strategic vision, influencing and negotiation, and managing risk. If you already have significant experience in these areas, it can be stimulating to use it in a different and potentially challenging context and gives you the opportunity to share your skills, knowledge, and experience with others. Roles could include being a general board member or being a chair, vice-chair, secretary or treasurer, etc.

The session will explore:

  • What a Volunteer Trustee or Board Member is
  • Roles and responsibilities of a trustee
  • Skills , qualities and time needed to be a trustee
  • Organisations looking to recruit new trustees and the range of trustee volunteering opportunities available
  • Training and support available
  • How to register and become a Volunteer Trustee

Organisations attending include:

Kendal Community Emergency Planning Group, Howgill Family Centre, 4Eden, Carnegie Theatre and Citizens Advice.

To register your volunteer place at this event please contact Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350 or email:

A poster for the event can be downloaded here