How to become a Young Trustee – 10 Dec 2020

Start time December 10, 2020 18:00
Finished Time December 10, 2020 20:00
Address zoom

Charities across Surrey are looking to recruit new trustees. They need the skills and experience of young people to bring energy and ideas and help the charity to move forward.

Trustee roles are voluntary, board level roles. They offer a practical, impactful & fulfilling professional development experience for people, in particular those that are early in their careers.

This two-hour interactive webinar covers the basics of trusteeship and tackles common misconceptions around time commitment, liability, who can be a trustee and the charity sector.


The session covers the following practical elements of trusteeship and highlights some of the key areas for consideration when beginning a trusteeship journey. It will be a practical and interactive session where questions can be asked throughout.

  • An introduction to what a trustee is and a snapshot of trustee vacancies. Legal responsibilities of trustees and what a trustee role entails.
  • Common questions and concerns of young trustees and how to integrate trusteeship with other commitments.
  • Understanding all the components that indicate a good fit, including available time, passions, skills, organisation size, maturity, needs etc.
  • Understanding what trusteeship can do for your professional and personal development.
  • Practical tips on identifying and applying for a trusteeship., including local vacancies across Surrey.
  • Links to resources to allow potential trustees to find out more about what trusteeship entails.

The session is being run by “Getting on Board” a trustee recruitment charity, on behalf of Volunteer Centres in Surrey. It is offered free of charge, thanks to funding from Surrey County Council.