Volleyball England Foundation looking for new trustees
15th January 2019
The Volleyball England Foundation is looking for people passionate about the sport to join its Board of Trustees.
A registered charity (No. 1138864), the Foundation has the opportunity to use its philanthropic status to play an important role in helping the sport to flourish in this country.
Its principal aims are to support the development of the sport and promote the health and well-being benefits of being involved in the game, as well as ensuring that the opportunity to play the volleyball and reap these benefits is available to all - and is not limited by people’s income, facilities, location or ability.
Over the years, the Foundation has provided funding to support athletes from lower socio-economic backgrounds, donated towards developing sitting volleyball and had the backing of the Ruth Nicholls Foundation to provide funding for facility improvements.
Having the Foundation also means the volleyball community can donate, fundraise and support the sport through an official channel. With central funding for volleyball having been reduced in recent times, more members of the community are looking to fundraising to support the sport. The national teams have recently started a project to raise money to support their programme.
Part of Volleyball England, the Foundation is managed and governed by the Board of Trustees, who will lead the charity and its work. After a quiet year, the Foundation is looking to recruit new Trustees as it strives to bring more people and resources into the sport, particularly those from hard to reach backgrounds.
Become a trustee
“We are looking for dedicated and passionate individuals who can help develop and guide the Foundation towards its strategic objectives,” says Volleyball England CEO Janet Inman. “We are looking for a group of people with a wide range of skills and experience.”
Being a trustee comes with a variety of responsibilities. Trustees will need to build connections and raise funds for the charity to utilise, attend trustee meetings and be ambassadors for the sport at events.
Trustees meetings are usually held once a quarter and take place over the internet but sometimes may occasionally be hosted at the Volleyball England HUB in Loughborough. The role of trustee is voluntary but travel and any other reasonable expenses will be reimbursed on behalf of the Foundation.
Experience as a member of a board or in the role of trustee would be advantageous but not essential.
To find out more about the role of Trustee and read a full description of the position, visit the Volleyball England jobs page.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the CEO of Volleyball England about becoming a trustee, please contact Janet Inman on firstname.lastname@example.org