We are looking for people to join our voluntary Board of Governors.

Just as the young people we work with need brilliant people to work alongside them on the frontline, YMCA Doncaster needs brilliant trustees to sit behind the scenes.

Our trustees have a range of duties that are all about making sure that everything is as it should be, that our history is cherished and our future is bright. They are people who are able to analyse performance, embrace opportunities and ask the difficult questions that help to turn big dreams into reality.

Risk, finance, quality, strategy and policy feature heavily in our Board’s work – but that’s always underpinned by doing what is right for young people in Doncaster, even when the right thing to do is difficult to fathom.

We meet about six times a year on Thursday evenings at 7pm, mostly online with meetings at the YMCA two or three times a year.

Aside from being over 18, there’s no age barrier.  We are committed to nurturing people who are new to trusteeship as well as welcoming those who have similar experiences elsewhere.

We are keen to include people with experiences in the public, private or voluntary sectors and from a range of social backgrounds.

Strategic knowledge of buildings development and management, housing regulation and development, youth work, fundraising (particularly grants and individual giving) or finance would be of particular interest.

Our current turnover is around £650,000 and we have 20 paid staff. We would welcome a trustee who understands the unique challenges of running – and growing – an organisation of a similar size.

We offer reasonable travel expenses where needed, opportunities to connect with people in similar trusteeships in YMCAs across the world, and a chance to use your wisdom and experience in shaping services that make a real difference to young lives in Doncaster.

We have a great bunch of current trustees from a range of professional backgrounds, a dedicated staff team and a very promising future ahead.  All we need now is you!


Your wisdom and experience could make a real difference to young lives.

To find out more, please download the information pack below.  This includes a printable application form.  If you prefer, please use the downloadable word form or the electronic version.

To view our current Board of Governors, and to click through to individual biographies, please click here.


Please return your application to

Louise Roffey
Chief Executive
YMCA Doncaster
31 Wood Street

General information for charity trustees is available from the Charity Commission. We particularly recommend their “Essential Trustee” document. Please click here for a downloadable link.