This week is National Trustees’ Week. It is an annual event to celebrate the contribution of trustees and highlight the opportunities for people from all backgrounds to get involved and make a difference.
Being a Board Member at YMCA Doncaster can be a rewarding way to make a contribution to our community. It’s a way to share your knowledge and expertise and gain valuable skills as well as life experiences at the same time.
YMCA Doncaster’s Board is made up of people who are elected for a three year term and those who are co-opted for up to one year.
Our current Board includes retired and working age people from a wide range of backgrounds. Some have prior knowledge of trusteeship whilst for others; YMCA Doncaster is their first experience of a governance role. We have a strong culture of learning, both about particular issues facing the organisation and about governance topics in general.
All of our Board Members use their wisdom and experience to support YMCA Doncaster to achieve our Mission, Vision and Values, which makes a real difference to young lives here in the town.
Our Board primarily focus on the policies and strategic plans of the YMCA, and on ensuring that those are developing appropriately.
From time to time, there are a number of other options for Board Members to be involved in the life of YMCA Doncaster. Young people particularly appreciate the involvement of the Board at presentation evenings and other events.
Our Board usually meet once every two to three months on a weekday evening for around two to three hours. The meetings are generally planned well in advance and Board Members receive background papers and reports around a week prior to the meeting.
Louise Roffey, Chief Excecutive of YMCA Doncaster said: “As it is Trustees’ Week, we would like to thank our current Board Members for all the work they do for YMCA Doncaster and the young people we support. We would also like to encourage more local people to apply to become part of our Board of Trustees.
In committing themselves to the YMCA in this way, they would be following in a long tradition of lay leadership, which goes back almost 160 years. We hope that local people will consider joining us and helping us to be as proud of our future as we are of our history.”
If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Doncaster then why not consider joining us?
To find out more about becoming a member of the Board here at YMCA Doncaster, please take a look at our website by clicking here, where you will find an information pack and application form to download.