Young trustees

Young people are hugely under-represented on charity boards in England and Wales. Although 18-24 year olds represent 12% of the total adult population, this age group makes up just a fraction (0.5%) of the trustee population across the two countries. Out of a total of over 810,000 trustees in England and Wales, only 4,220 are aged under 24.

During Trustees' Week we would like to spread the word among young people about trusteeship; what the role means, how to get involved and why.  This page will link to posts on this site about young trustees and information for young people who want to get involved.
Useful links
  • Charity Commission - information on involving young people in running a charity
  • vinspired - volunteering opportunities in England, including trusteeships, for 16-25 year olds
  • Young Charity Trustees - encouraging and supporting young charity trustees