UCL News


Trustee opportunities in Camden

16 January 2014

Trusteeship is an exciting volunteering role that surprisingly few people think about putting themselves forward for.

  Even more surprisingly, lots of people would make great trustees because of their skills and experiences but are either unaware of trusteeships or consider themselves unqualified.

The reality is that becoming a trustee is a rewarding experience all round - it can enhance your existing skills, help you learn new ones and looks great on your CV.  Trustees (sometimes referred to as Management Committee Members / Governors) are a vital part of every voluntary organisation and there are a number of opportunities currently available across Camden.  

What do trustees do?  Well, in a nutshell they're volunteers who are responsible for planning the activities and direction of a charity and also ensuring that these plans are carried out - whether by volunteers or paid staff. 

Want to know more?  

Volunteer Centre Camden has a dedicated Trustee Recruitment project - contact Cam on 020 7424 9990 or email cam@volunteercentrecamden.org.uk - or pop into one of our upcoming Volunteering Fairs (22 January, 12-2pm at Talacre Community Sports Centre in Kentish Town; 26 February, 12-2.30pm at Working Men's College in Camden). 

John Braime, Volunteering Manager, Volunteering Services Unit, UCLU