A Trustee is part of a larger board of people that govern a non-profit. They play an important role in ensuring a charity is run in the interest of the people it's supporting. Ultimately, they're the guardians of the organisation's mission, ensuring that all decisions put the beneficiaries first. As a Trustee, you'll need to think strategically and make sure the organisation is sustainable. Although you don't run the day-to-day activities, you support the wider team and shape the direction of the organisation.
“ I’d firstly find a charity that I believed in. I’d be clear on what skills and experiences I could bring to the board of my chosen charity and approach them. Then I’d ask to go along to a couple of board meetings to see how they operate – my experience is that boards can be vastly different. “