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Trustees Week 2020: 2 – 6 November

Published : 02/11/20 | Categories: Information & support | Training & events |

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

WCVA would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all the people who volunteer as trustees and make an enormous contribution to charities in Wales. We really couldn’t do it without you!

Being a trustee involves taking on significant responsibilities and time commitments and the role is almost always unpaid. Trustees’ Week is a fantastic opportunity to thank your trustees for the work that they do.

You can find out more about what’s happening on the WCVA website: Trustees Week 2020.

What are you going to do for Trustees’ Week?

Here are some ideas for getting involved:

  • Take the time to thank trustees for their contribution
  • Use the hashtag #TrusteesWeek to join the discussion on social media
  • Attend one of the local or national events that will be happening during the week
  • Take the opportunity to advertise any trustee vacancies you may have

Here are some interesting statistics about trustees from the Charity Commission:

  • There are around 700,000 trustees in England and Wales
  • 93% of trustees say the role is important or very important to them
  • 70% of trustees volunteer for smaller charities
  • The estimated value of trustee time is £3.5 billion a year
  • 86,000 trustee roles are held by 16 to 34-year-olds

The majority (92%) of trustees are white, older and above average income and education, so there is a need to increase the diversity of trustees and recruit people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and skills.

We look forward to celebrating Trustees’ Week in Wales with you! Please let us know what you’re up to on the hashtag #TrusteesWeek.

Get in touch with your CVC to find out what’s happening locally: Third Sector Support Wales

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