10 Jan 2020
With an ever stronger emphasis on the importance of diversity, many charities are seeking to recruit younger trustees
The average age of charity trustees in the UK is between 55 to
64 years old and trustees are likely to be older in small
Many boards are aware of this issue and want to recruit younger
trustees, but many also tell us that they struggle to attract young
If one of your charity's 'New Year resolutions' is to recruit
younger trustees, why not spend some time reading these recent case
studies from young people in Wales which provide insight into their
motivations and experiences?
The Volunteer to Trustee Journey
A Young Trustee's Perspective
4 Learnings from a Young Trustee
Interview with a young director
The case studies show that there is no reluctance in young
people to the idea of becoming trustees, but they do need to be
made aware that they can apply for opportunities, and benefit from
training, mentoring and support in their roles.
So, think about how you can make your organisations more
welcoming and accessible for younger people, use the right
platforms to communicate about opportunities and make it clear what
support and training will be provided.
young trustees toolkit