Develop your skills. Work with charities. Support our local communities.
King’s and KCLSU have partnered again to bring you the opportunity to become a trustee in one of the more than 150,000 UK charities looking for people like you!
Every charity is governed by a board of trustees, volunteers who are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Almost anyone can be a trustee, and it can take as little as 30 hours per year.
Charities need young trustees with a vast range of skills, knowledge and ideas that the King’s community has in abundance. It’s also a great way to develop your employability and leadership skills and meet new people in our local communities.
From February to March 2021, through a series of workshops and masterclasses led by sector experts Getting on Board, you’ll be able to meet trustees and understand more about the world of charities and being part of a board of trustees.
Read the information below to learn more about trusteeship.
Discover Board Bank: taster sessions
Want to support our local communities and develop your employability and leadership skills on a local charity board?
Hear from experts and young trustees about the role of a charity trustee, why charities need young trustees, the skills you could develop and the difference you could make with our local communities.
Wednesday 10 February 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 - book here
Thursday 11 February 2021, 18:00 - 19:00 - book here
These events are part of KCLSU's Student Volunteering Week.
After this event, you can apply to join our Board Bank Accelerator Masterclasses, delivered by trusteeship experts Getting on Board. These will help you discover what you have to offer, think about which causes matter to you and then find and apply for the right trustee role.
If you are a local charity with board vacancies, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can support you to find trustees from the King’s community.
The King’s community is wide ranging and diverse. King’s people include researchers and professionals, entrepreneurs and changemakers with knowledge and experience of the issues that local organisations aim to address.
Since June 2019, over 120 staff and 140 students have signed up for sessions delivered in partnership with charity recruitment specialists Getting on Board. Our student programmes are co-delivered with our student union, KCLSU, and we have pledged to play our part in the Young Trustees Movement.
Find out more about other ways that King’s is working with local authorities, local organisations and community leaders to develop collaborative approaches to our shared challenges.