Help others in 2017 urges Rotherham voluntary group

By Sam Cooper | 30/01/2017

Help others in 2017 urges Rotherham voluntary group
Members of Voluntary Action Rotherham taking part in last year’s Big Walk in Clifton Park.

VOLUNTARY Action Rotherham has urged people to help others in 2017 by signing up as a trustee.

Rotherham has more than 1,200 community groups and voluntary organisations, all of which have management boards, but VAR said there was an overall shortage of trustees. 

A trustee is a member of the board or management committee.  

They may be known as trustees, directors, board members or management committee members.

VAR’s service manager Julie Adamson said: “Being a trustee can be rewarding and enjoyable.  

“It is a great way to be involved in a community or cause which matters to you. Trustees come from all walks of life and being a trustee can help you meet new people, change your community for the better, learn new skills or use your existing skills in a new context.  

“You may get involved because it is a cause or an issue you are passionate about or it may be your life has been touched by the work of the voluntary organisation.”

She added: “You are part of a team as a trustee and will have the opportunity to add your unique skills and experience while learning from others too.

“At its heart, being a trustee puts you at the centre of the action for the organisation you are involved in. 

“The more effective the board of trustees, the greater difference you and your organisation will make.”

For more information about roles available in Rotherham, contact Julie Adamson on 01709 834465 or email on julie.adamson@varotherham.org.uk.

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