Trustees have a vital role to play in the work of Dacorum charities

Volunteer Centre Dacorum
Volunteer Centre Dacorum

Could you be a trustee? Trustees’ Week 2013 runs until Sunday – it is the fourth annual celebration of trusteeship, to highlight the great work that trustees do, and to draw attention to the opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a real difference.

People often become trustees to give something back, but there is a two-way benefit – charities benefit from the range of skills and experience that their trustees bring, but trustees can learn and develop new skills that may open up new opportunities for them, as well as meeting people who share their passion.

No formal qualifications are usually needed, and many charities need more trustees. Dacorum-based good causes currently have 18 vacancies for trustees including chair, treasurer, health and safety and fundraising roles.

Berkhamsted and Tring Stroke Support Group is looking for a mature person who is caring and capable to take the lead and become chairperson.

The role involves running committee meetings, completing returns for the Charity Commission and helping out with fundraising as well as getting involved with club members during the fortnightly meetings.

The right volunteer will have good people and admin skills and be willing to get involved.

Home-Start Dacorum needs an enthusiastic and dynamic volunteer with an interest in children, young people and supporting families to join the board of trustees.

As a new trustee, you would be jointly responsible for overseeing the running of the charity and have the chance to help shape future services.

This home-grown charity based in St. Mary’s Road, Hemel Hempstead, helps families with pre-school children to cope with the stresses of family life.

Home-Start would especially like to hear from those with an interest in early years, family support, health and social care, or who are experienced in the fields of finance, human resources, marketing or fundraising.

Do you have a passion for learning together with the skills and time to become a trustee for Dacorum Communities for Learning?

This charity offers new learning opportunities and runs affordable courses in IT, languages and the arts that are held in community centres in Hemel Hempstead and Tring.

The charity needs new trustees to get involved in the charity and promote the work it does. Trustees meet every two months at Warners End Community Centre.