November 16, 2017
During Trustee Week we wanted to highlight the great work of the MASH Trustees, the group of volunteers who take responsibility for the direction of the charity.
With the Charity Commission finding that average age of a trustee in England is 59 years old we are keen to bust that stereotype and show that some boards members are much younger by introducing Sarah, a MASH trustee in her twenties, who is a champion for people of working age being trustees to make boards more diverse and well-rounded.
We asked Sarah about her role as trustee at MASH:
“I’ve volunteered at MASH for over seven years and I realised that it was important that MASH volunteers were represented at board level and their voices were heard. I’ve had previous experience on other charity boards over the past couple of years so understood the level of commitment a board member takes on with responsibility for both the financial and legal aspects of the charity.
I also knew this was my opportunity to use the knowledge I had built up from volunteering to help shape the policies and strategy of the charity. I have a real passion to ensuring that service users are fully involved in the organisation and to ensuring that the charity is responsive to current trends such as homelessness.
I would recommend trustee roles to people who are keen to help local organisations and use their specialist skills such as financial management, recruitment, marketing or business development.”
If you are interested in being involved at MASH in any way please email Helen on Helenc@mash.org.uk