To mark this year’s #TrusteesWeek we decided to join forces with Volunteer Centre Lewisham and Voluntary Action Lewisham to focus on trustee recruitment. Over 30 individuals and organisations came together to learn what it means to be a trustee and meet organisations looking for trustees.


The event took place at the wonderful Good Hope Café, PLACE Ladywell and was filled with people keen to support local organisations and take on the challenges and rewards of becoming a trustee. Current trustees of different organisations were also on hand to share their knowledge and experience and to explain what being a trustee means to them.


Trustees Week aside, small local charities are rarely in the headlines, but they continue to do vital work on a shoestring budget. They need people who can share their skills particularly in areas such as finance, strategic planning, HR, marketing and of course fundraising.

Aparna & Chris | Voluntary Action Lewisham


What can I do?

Should you wish to become a trustee for a local organisations, please contact Aparna Sapre (Community Development Worker for Volunteering), who will be delighted to hear from you. Contact her on 020 8314 9842 or email

Support on governance for trustee boards is also available from Chris Wykes Driver, Specialist Adviser on 020 8314 6576 or email


Why be a trustee in Lewisham?

We captured why individuals attending the event want to become trustees.


Why do we need trustees in Lewisham?

A snapshot of some of the organisations looking for trustees on the night.

Bustling atmosphere as people practice their pitches

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