Trustees Week

5th November 2021

To mark #TrusteesWeek 2021, Volunteering Barnet spoke with the services delivery partners, Groundwork London, about the stories of two of their Trustees. Sadaf and Dan shared their experience as members of the trustee board and how they came to take on roles as Trustees.

Sadaf Rasheed

“When I first started as a trustee it was quite daunting. I became a trustee in the pandemic, so have never met fellow board members or Groundwork London staff in person. Governance is also a new way of looking at a charity and its work, which is a learning curve. But I feel privileged to be a trustee for Groundwork London. The charity does such great work, and I’ve had a few of my friends message me because either they themselves or their family have worked at or volunteered with Groundwork previously – which is really nice! It’s great to know the behind-the-scenes of a charity and I’m really excited for what Groundwork London will do next!”
Dan Davidson
“Groundwork is actively engaged throughout all London boroughs, and by volunteering I am able to contribute my time to these communities and play my part in making London a better place to live, work and raise a family. Groundwork are a team of tireless innovators, and innovation has never been more important to survival and growth in the charity sector. [They] also ‘get things done’ and this was important to me as I wanted to be part of an organisation which made a material difference to the communities it serves and the local environment in which it operates.”

You can read their full stories on the Groundwork London website here.

What can you do?

If you are a new Trustee looking for some guidance, a Trustee in need of a refresher, or someone looking to take on the role of a Trustee but you’re not sure where to start, we have a number of resources below for you to explore.

If you would like to get involved in Trusteeship and want to find out more, visit the NCVO website, here.

Quiz Time!

The Trustee’s Week personality quiz will help you understand if you have a good range of skills to bring to the Board. If you’re new to Trusteeship, this might be a good place to start! Get your quiz on and follow the link below!

Take me to the quiz!

Attend this exciting online conference on Influencing Policy with the Directory of Social Change on Wednesday 10th November to help you achieve your charitable aims. Book your place here.

If you’re not ready to take on a trustee role, you can find other ways of volunteering across Barnet. Maybe you want to volunteer with young people over the winter holidays as a Holiday Activities Volunteer? Do you want to try a Vaccine Support Role?

Visit our volunteering page here to find your perfect role!

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