Friday, 4 November 2011
Sahar Zahid is a trustee of Moroccan Youth UK and the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre.
As a trustee I am able to play a key role in charities I am passionate about and that, to me, is worthwhile. The role of a trustee goes beyond donating or volunteering, it is developing worthwhile causes at a strategic level.
I find being a trustee to be a real learning experience and I am always surprised by the skills and information I gain from such a role. In my role I have had the opportunity to develop key professional and social skills such us confidence in creating successful working relationships and strategy development. On a personal level, I have been able to use all of this in my own career and the experiences I have gained being a trustee have benefitted me greatly. Admittedly, the most exciting opportunities that have come my way have been by way of networking as a trustee!
There is a large area of overall responsibility that comes with being a trustee. It's important that you are very hands on and have an understanding of your charity. Being a trustee is a responsibility first and foremost, but with it comes great experience and some 'giving back'.
I think Trustees’ Week is an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of the role of trustee, celebrate those who are trustees and invite others to join organisations also.
Posted by Trustees' Week at Friday, November 04, 2011