Becoming a Trustee with CDUK will enable you to help some of the poorest & most disadvantaged people in the world. The opportunity will enable you to participate in life changing work.
Because we are a small organisation, our trustees don't just make policy decisions round a table, we are a hands on organisation, we get down to grass roots & get involved in our local areas when we can.
Depending upon the time we have available & our personal skills, we do PR, admin, IT, applications for funds, plan strategy, or organise fundraising events, etc. working with other volunteers & local groups in the area. Working to our strengths & discussing what works with the chairman, other trustees & relevant volunteers.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE BEING A TRUSTEE?
Most importantly we agree what time we have available & plan our workload within the time we are able to give. You may only have 1 hour a week available but if you put your mind to it, it is amazing what can be achieved in an hour when working to a plan & within a team. 1 hour or 1 day a week we can find a way to make your time count. But we prefer it if you enjoy what you are doing with CDUK & that you have some fun along the way as well as job satisfaction.
CAN I WORK FROM HOME?
Our team work remotely & meet up on Zoom or Skype etc. & at the AGM once a year. We are too busy doing what needs to be done to call meetings all the time, but we do keep in touch regularly & chat online. Facebook & Twitter keeps us up to date as does the website. This is the new normal.
IS THERE A FINANCIAL LIABILITY IN BEING A TRUSTEE?
The Trustees have a policy of never promising what we can't afford to deliver. That means that if we don't have the cash in the bank we don't do the project. This way Trustees do not have to concern themselves that we might go overdrawn or get into debt for which they might be liable. We just don't do it! Then we can all relax!
We decide what we want to do, raise the money - if we don't already have it, & do the project. Neither do we promise to projects what we can't fulfil.
We prefer that you work with us for a short time as a volunteer before becoming a trustee. Then when you get the feel of the organisation we can talk over where you feel your strengths lie & how we can fit them to a role. All trustees work a minimum 6 months probationary period & while during that time their views will be taken into account they will not be allowed to vote until they have completed their probation. They can still be part of the debate and suggestions for change.
WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO PROMOTE CDUK?
We have leaflets & collecting tins available to be distributed throughout your local area & varous fundraising aids such as display boards & banners.
So, if you are interested, give our chairman a call on 01341 388649 or fill in the contact box on this site & we can take it from there. Don't forget we are all volunteers here at CDUK so you will be one of the team.