Young Trustees Movement
Less than 3% of charity trustees are under 30. We're changing that.
The Young Trustees Movement is made up of current and aspiring young trustees, employers and allies. We exist to double the number of trustees aged 30 and under on charity boards by 2024.
Great work is already being done. Lots of organisations have young trustees on their boards already. Here are just a few amazing charities that are part of the movement.
A network of speakers who share their insights and tips at panel events, podcasts, blogs and more.
Join an event to get support and take practical next steps to achieve your trustee goals.
Date: 27 January 2022 at 17:00
Meet and hear from existing young trustees and charity leaders across Yorkshire to find out about what young trustees are all about.
About this event:
Becoming, or recruiting, a young trustee can seem a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be an impossible one. Join us to meet and hear from existing young trustees and charity leaders across Yorkshire to find out about what young trustees are all about.
If you’re an aspiring trustee, find out what being a trustee involves, how to find opportunities and how it could benefit you.
If you’re a charity leader, find out what you need to consider to attract younger trustees, what aspiring trustees are looking for and what support is out there to help you recruit.
Our panel includes:
Haris Ahmed, Trustee, Common Wealth Theatre Company
Devan Witter, Trustee of The Neighbourhood Network (Humberside) and Market Weighton Youth Action Group
Sarah Weichardt, Charity Manager, The Neighbourhood Network (Humberside)
Further panelists to be announced.
Hosted by Rodolfo Barradas, Young Trustees Movement Ambassador for Yorkshire and The Humber. Rodolfo is also a trustee of Freedom Studios theatre company in Bradford and East Street Arts in Leeds.
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Haris Ahmed is a poet and professional storyteller from Bradford. His poetry has been published in multiple anthologies and his first collection ‘isit’ is due to be released soon. Hatis joined Common Wealth as a trustee in 2021 after being part of the company’s Speakers’ Conner for several years.
Devan Witter has volunteered from an early age and started his own anti-bullying project and campaign aged 15. He now works for East Riding Voluntary Action Services , supporting individuals and organisations to engage with training, volunteering and social action opportunities across the region.
As a previous school governor, resident volunteer and trustee of her local football club, Sarah Weichardt has a wealth of experience when it comes to volunteering and getting involved in the community sector. Sarah now encourages others to get involved through her work at the Neighbourhood Network and benefits from the skills a trustee can offer in her current role.
Date: 22 February 2022 at 12:00
A free 1 hour workshop that will leave you equipped to champion diversity on boards.
When 1/12 trustees are named either John or David and fewer than 3% of trustees are under 30. It’s no secret that board diversity is an issue.
Join us in changing that. The first step is attending this workshop.
By the end of our 1 hour workshop you will:
Be able to articulate and understand how young trustees can enable organisations to navigate uncertainty, future proof decisions and reflect the interest of their communities .
Have a framework to understand how to approach diversity on boards.
Be able to run a session with a board to plan practical and achievable next steps.
What attendees have said about the training:
"Excellent training session, bringing together folks from the sector & aspiring young trustees. Something we're very keen prioritise as we expand our board" - Jon Arnold, CEO of Tiny Tickers
"Feeling inspired after joining an amazing training". Ediane de Lima, Consultant at the Social Change Agency
"I just became a Young Trustees Movement Champion! In this role I pledge to ensuring that young people are represented in the decision making of @S4TP_BigIdeas. I highly recommend the training." -Jen Baughan, CEO of Solutions for the Planet
Optional extra hour:
There will also be an additional hour after the session where you will have access to a non-judgemental space, where you can talk through challenges, concerns and any other barriers to meaningfully recruiting and inducting young trustees.
Thanks to our funders we can offer this workshops for free. Please note we cap tickets so that we can make these sessions meaningful - if you book your ticket please be mindful of this.
This event will be held on Zoom and you will receive the login details in a confirmation email. If you need any support registering for, or accessing, the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you! Together we will double the number of young trustees by 2024.
Lots of charity boards are recruiting now! Take a look at current vacancies and find the role that’s right for you.
Trustee, England – South East
Added: 14 January 2022
Expires: 02 August 2022
Region: England – South East
Sector: Education and Advice
WBTC needs to bring on a refreshed and energetic Board to steer us towards the future and make strategic and sensible decisions for the charity. We are seeking up to seven new Trustees and are keen to bring on a range of skills and experience that will help us to steer the right course into the future.
Trustee, England – Yorkshire and the Humber
Added: 13 January 2022
Expires: 30 January 2022
Region: England – Yorkshire and the Humber
As a Trustee of the Leeds Building Society Foundation, you'll be responsible for coordinating charitable donations at quarterly meetings throughout the year, usually in March, June, September and November. You'll influence the Foundation's future strategy and funding approach in 2022. Establishing social themes to support and aligning the Foundation's purpose closer to Leeds Building Society's purpose.
Treasurer, England – London
Expires: 14 February 2022
Region: England – London
We are looking for a Treasurer with accountancy experience to join the board. The candidate needs to be qualified with knowledge of SORP, gift aid, and preferably experienced with fundraising and grant applications.