Get on Board

Get on Board

Are you asking...

  • What is a trustee / board member?
  • What are the benefits of becoming a trustee / board member?
  • Why do charities need trustees / board members?
  • How do I develop my professional skills? 

Trustees are the group of people (also called the Board of Trustees) who act in the charity’s best interests, set the strategy or plan, make key decisions and oversee the running of a charity. Trustee roles are open to all ages, backgrounds and skills sets. It allows you to experience and gain new skills including developing skills in strategy, leadership and negotiation.

To find out more take a look at our trustee roles and responsibilites factsheet.

There are currently 8,400 committee/board members in Oldham, 7,900 committee/board members in Rochdale and 8,000 committee/board members in Tameside but more are needed. 

Click here to discover trustee opportunities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

Follow @WeActTogether @VOldhamTameside @VCRochdale and #GetonBoardTameside #GetOnBoardOldham on Twitter to find out more.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a charity board member or trustee call our volunteering team on 0161 339 2345 or email

Andrea Worsley, Trustees for Gift of a Wedding

Patricia Morris, Trustee for Manchester Craft and Design Centre

David Sharples, Trustee for People First Tameside