Wed 04 Oct 2017
Our Community Ambassadors are an important network of volunteers who help make a difference to babies born premature and sick by raising awareness of Bliss Scotland's work in their local area.
Wed 04 Oct 2017
We are looking for a fundraising intern to join our small team based at our office in central Edinburgh. As an intern you will have the chance to work at the heart of a small charity, gaining insight into all our work. You will gain experience and knowledge in events and community fundraising.
Fri 29 Sep 2017
We are looking for a talented Graphic Designer to help spread the word. This is an online position and requires no set hours. However, we do require someone who will be dedicated to helping us make a difference. No experience necessary, just the ability to create effective and professional graphic.
Wed 16 Aug 2017
Cyrenians aims to create a sustainable Social Enterprise that takes unwanted wood, tyres, and furniture to create new/upcycled products. We need creative volunteers to help us design new products and DIY volunteers to help us build them.
What is a Trustee?
All charities in the UK are governed by a board of trustees. Trustees are responsible for making sure the charity is meeting it's aims and objectives and that it is being run successfully. They are the leaders of the charity.
Trustees themselves are volunteers, dedicating around 2 hours per month to their charity. Trustees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, professionally and personally, and your skills and perspective could be just what a board is looking for.
You can find out more about what being a trustee entails here.
How do I become a Trustee?
There are a number of places you can search for trustee opportunities. Certain opportunities might ask for specific knowledge or experience in a particular sector, and you will likely need to submit a CV when applying.
Explore the links below to browse current trustee opportunities:
The Small Charities Coalition
Scottish Sports Association
Why become a Trustee?
- Opportunity to acquire and develop new skills
- Put your skills and experience to use
- Learn about the management and strategy side of charities
- With a small time commitment, it’s the perfect volunteering opportunity for busy people
- Work with new and interesting people from diverse backgrounds
- For some students, often mature students, trustee positions give valuable evidence of the transferable nature of their personal skills and attributes