Club Trustee (RB)
About Surrey Clubs for Young People:
We are a charity that is passionate about supporting communities to provide youth clubs and we are dedicated to ensuring that young people across Surrey and South London have access to safe spaces with high quality youth provision.
Youth clubs are safe places to go that allow young people to build positive relationships outside of what can often be chaotic home lives. We meet young people on their own terms supporting them to experience new things and grow both in confidence and resilience.
Our aim is to provide enthusiastic youth clubs; a place we can show young people that someone cares. And offer a range of exciting and challenging opportunities, through which they can develop into confident young adults. Leading happy lives whilst making a positive contribution to their wider community and to society.
Being part of something special:
If you are passionate about supporting young people in your local community into positive and productive lives you can help start or join an established club as a Trustee. Although particular expertise is welcomed (i.e. marketing, planning, financial, HR, youth work), an ability to speak up and have good common sense is just as important.
General role responsibilities
• Attend trustee meetings and the AGM
• Read appropriate papers and documents prior to trustee meetings (being prepared)
• Develop the strategic direction and future of the club (forward planning)
• Act in the club’s best interest at all times (especially in decision making at meetings)
• Ensure the minutes of meetings are a true reflection of discussion and decisions
• Understand enough about the club and its activities to make informed decisions about it (keeping informed and getting involved)
• Keep up to date and informed about youth provision and the challenges that young people face at a local and national level.
What skills do I need?
Qualities that make a successful Trustee:
- Good interpersonal skills
- Common sense
- Enthusiastic about supporting young people
- Good communicator and listener
- Ability to work as part of a team
- A good ambassador for the club and its members
Your community benefits from your skills and passion and becomes a better place for everyone.
You can help make a real and often life-changing difference to the lives of young people
An opportunity to work, learn and have fun alongside others who are passionate about youth work
Develop your own skills and personal development through training and learning
Be part of something amazing and feel a sense of achievement
Surrey Clubs for Young People (RB)
- Young People
- Trusteeship, Committee Work
- Youth Work
Accessibility varies from club to club. We are happy to chat about this to discuss your needs and how we can support you.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
Support will be offered by way of an induction from fellow Trustees. SCYP supports all its clubs with i.e governance, training, volunteer recruitment and club development. Supervision by the Volunteer Co-ordinator is carried out approx every 3-4 months (considered as an essential part of the volunteering role) until the trustee has fully settled into the role.
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 07/09/2020
End Date: 07/09/2021
Volunteer roles become available across the county in our youth clubs on an ongoing basis.
Reigate Sea Cadets (RB)
The Orpheus Centre (TD)
Camberley Youth For Christ (SH)
The Woodhouse Centre (TD)