I wrote this post originally in 2016 since then the original linked article has disappeared or been removed. Thankfully via the power of the internet, I have found a very similar article by the same person Leon Ward with similar information.
How to become a Charity Trustee
Looking to become a trustee but not sure where to begin? Leon Ward explains the process in a handful of simple steps
Find a Position
- Draw up a list of the organisations you want to work with and then write a list of what you can offer them. Clearly identify your primary skills and areas of expertise and use these as your unique selling point.
Choosing your charity
- Get to know the charity. Trusteeship is a two way relationship and it’s critical you feel like you are a good fit for the organisation and the organisation is a good fit for you.
You’ve been appointed – now what?
- Find a mentor. Ask a colleague to act as an informal mentor and those readers who are already trustees, make it part of your role to reach out to new ones and offer your ear.
Read the full Seven steps to becoming a charity trustee | Leon Ward voice of the young trustee | Guardian Website
It does not matter if you want to be a youth trustee or an adult trustee it is good advice.