As I mentioned in a previous post, this is Trustee Week, an initiative launched by the Charity Commission in England and Wales to encourage people to consider becoming charitable trustees and board members. While the initiative itself only covers England and Wales, it is something worth considering no matter where you are based. Charities need a broad range of skills and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in order to help them operate effectively, while board members themselves can gain a wide range of skills.
Becoming a trustee can help you to enhance your skills, gain new experiences, meet a broad range of people, increase your confidence and communication skills, all while giving you the opportunity to support a charity whose work you have an affinity with.
So why not give some consideration to becoming a trustee of a local organisation that you support?