Suffolk Young Trustee Programme (16-25 year olds)

Description of the role:

Suffolk Young Trustee Programme is an opportunity to be involved in a unique volunteering role which will boost your leadership and employability skills, as well as make a difference to a local charity.

Become a leader of the future and young representative today.

You will be supported to find a volunteer opportunity as a Young Trustee, or Young Shadow Trustee (Non voting role).

Trustees play an important role leading and running charities. They are advocates for the charity they volunteer with.

In this role you will be involved in decision making of local charities and represent young people. You will also learn about the role and responsibilities of trustees.

Young Leadership Project:
• Helps match you with a charity looking for a Young Shadow Trustee - Charities include Art, Music, Health, Youth based and Village Halls.
• You will become a non-voting Young Shadow Trustee for one year
• Boards generally meet once every six weeks
• You will be offered training and support on the role of a Trustee
• You can bring a skill or experience to the board – eg: social media / marketing / young person representative / events management / business & finance / secretarial / creativity
* You will be allocated a board member mentor

For this role you will need to be prepared to volunteer for a couple of hours once a month. Times and days vary depending on the charity board meeting times.

Please get in touch to ask any questions.
Janet Perry, Young Leadership Development Officer:

Further information for young people and organisations:

Opportunity Activities: Business, Management and Research, Community Work, Marketing, PR and Media, Trusteeship and Committee Work, Youth Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Team work
Willing to learn about the role of a trustee

What skills will be learned / gained?

Leadership skills
Strategic management skills
Team work
Gain experience of work environment
Meet new people
Support in career ambitions

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

16 - 25 year olds

Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Get on Board training - One day or Two half day workshops on the role of the trustee.

Potentially further workshop as the project develops.

Extra information:

If you are an existing Young Trustee and would like to access the training or help shape this project please get in touch.

This is a Suffolk Wide opportunity.
We are also looking for organisations to host a young people.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Community Action Suffolk
Organisation Profile:

Community Action Suffolk supports organisations in Suffolk’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, to enable them to operate more effectively. We provide a voice for individuals and groups who may not otherwise be heard and represent their interests to the public sector. We can do this through specialist networks and the Suffolk Congress. We work closely with partners from the statutory sector, including Suffolk County Council, Borough and District Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Health and Police.

Please check address and description for hosting organisation. Community Action Suffolk are only running programme, helping with recruitment and training support.