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Invitation for people with lived experience to become trustees

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

We have signed up to a programme aimed at helping a more diverse group of people become trustees. We’d ideally like this to include refugees who might become part of our board, but it’s not confined to them.

The programme is run by The Oxford Hub and has a taster date on May 27th from 1-2pm. 

The session will provide some insight into what being a trustee is all about and explain how the programme works. Anyone interested can sign up using this form here.

If you do think this might be of interest to clients, former clients or volunteers, whether they’d be interested in becoming a trustee at Asylum Welcome or elsewhere, do please pass it on.

More background can be found here.

A new programme is starting and they hope to match potential trustees with organisations in July.

In summary:

The Programme is aimed at inspiring and training the next generation of diverse trustees in the voluntary sector.  The aim of the programme is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to become a trustee and help lead a local charity to tackle social and environmental issues.

The Hub are now working with charities across Oxfordshire, to recruit diverse individuals who they will support to take up trustee roles at local charities. The Hub will match individuals to charity boards aligned with their interests and provide a 12-month training and mentoring support.

If you think of someone who might be specifically interested in and possibly suitable to join AW board, with or without this support programme, do please let us know and we can explore further.