WHY BECOME A TRUSTEE
GIVING SOMETHING BACK
People become trustees for all sorts of reasons. The most common is simply that they feel they want to do some good in the world, and trusteeship is a really good way of doing so. But it’s not without its benefits, too.
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WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT?
For many people who become trustees, it’s the cause that matters. Trustees are often drawn to a charity because they’re passionate about a particular cause, whether that’s the environment or animals or education.
For others, it’s all about the skills you develop. Trustees get to sit at the top table with the most senior decision-makers, and trusteeship is a chance to get involved in every aspect of an organisation. It can be a valuable and important way to build your CV.
For others, it’s all about the challenge – doing something new, and making sure that you’re engaged in something vital and stimulating.
The truth is, it’s a good job that people want to be trustees, whatever the reason, because without trusteeship, a £50bn sector, employing almost a million people, and improving the lives of almost every person in the UK, simply wouldn’t be able to exist.