As part of Trustees’ Week, the I Am team held a charity trustee matching event on Tuesday 7th November and listed below you will find some of the charities that participated. The evening was full of enthusiastic charities and individuals looking for their perfect match. With an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere, the organisations that attended ranged from charities helping children in Africa to community groups in the UK raising awareness of valuable causes.
With a few familiar faces at the event, we received some great feedback – “I actually came to this event last year, met another Trustee at Nightline Association and am now a Trustee so it worked!” says Emily Wheeler who came. Others stated that the evening was exactly what they were hoping for and that they were definitely making progress.
If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a charity trustee, there’s a great piece written by Leon Ward on the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, and you might also like to check out Trustees’ Week and the Charity Commission which have lots of advice, including the legal responsibilities of trustees.
These are some of the charities that are seeking trustees and attended the matching event.
Trustee Vacancies – Finance, Fundraising, Communications, HR/Training
The Caspari Faundation believes that all children who need help with development and learning should have access to affordable and appropriate support for their needs. This aim is achieved by supporting children with emotional, learning and behavioural difficulties to succeed in school.
Children of Rwanda
Trustee Vacancies – Fundraising
Children of Rwanda is a registered Scottish Charity that provides financial help to children and families in Rwanda by paying directly for school and health insurance costs. Children are chosen according to their individual circumstances and all the cases worked on are unique.
Give Opportunity Global
Trustee Vacancies – Fundraising
Give Opportunity Global empowers and supports people living in poverty to have an opportunity to access education, basic healthcare, clean water, microfinance or a grant. The charity primarily helps children in East Africa where they are supporting the construction of a school in rural part of central Uganda where children have no access to quality education.
Trustee Vacancies –
Glad’s House works with homeless children and young people, together with children and young people in conflict with the law in Mombasa, Kenya. Last year we supported 1,869 children and young people through a wide range of holistic interventions including outreach work, sport, the arts, education, and therapeutic work. We are looking for a trustee who can help us with fundraising.
Trustee Vacancies – HR, Care Services, Communications, Fundraising
Hopscotch provides support services for Asian men and women and their families on a wide range of issues including domestic violence, employment, housing and welfare benefits. Activities involve raising awareness of important issues among local Asian communities, enhance opportunity and influence mainstream policy and practice.
Newham Community Renewal Programme Ltd
Trustee Vacancies – Chair
Over the years the charity has evolved and changed, and in recent years has established itself as a trusted provider of a range of quality services for the local community in Newham. The charity works with people in a personal way, to provide them with the tools and support to address the challenges they are facing and turn their life around.
Trustee Vacancies – HR, IT, Fundraising
Nightlines offer listening support to students. Individuals volunteering for Nightline cover the phones throughout the night, when other specialist university welfare services are closed and allow university students to talk about whatever’s on their mind.
Trustee Vacancies – Fundraising, Communications, Change Management
SeeBeyondBorders believes change begins with education, and that quality teaching and learning should be available to everyone. The charity is working in primary schools in Cambodia, a country still recovering from the destruction of its education system under the Khmer Rouge. In partnership with local communities they sustainably improve education standards by training teachers, getting children to school and developing better learning environments.
Trustee Vacancies – Chair, Healthcare, Business Development
SoSAA is a small but growing organization currently focused in London. Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous undertakes a 12-step programme for adults who have been sexually abused. Providing a friendly, welcoming, safe environment where survivors of sexual abuse can listen or speak, share their experience when they’re ready is one of the main priorities of the organisation
The Transforming Autism Project
Trustee Vacancies – Project Management, Fundraising
The Transforming Autism Project is an organisation, currently in the process of becoming a charity, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the great potential that autistic children have to lead rich and fulfilling lives, and to provide the inspiration as well as practical support for families, schools and others to achieve a transformation in their children’s quality of life.
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