The trustees set the direction for IDAS and are ultimately legally responsible for its activities. The time, skills and work of our Board is incredibly valuable to us at IDAS. Our trustees ensure that IDAS has a clear strategy, and that our work and goals are in line with our purpose.
Over the next few years, we want to ensure that we have a diverse Board that represents those people we serve and so we welcome applications from Black and Asian women, disabled people and people who are LGBT. All Trustees have the same responsibility for the charity’s governance and have equal opportunity to contribute to decision making, so having Trustees from a diversity of backgrounds helps to create more inclusive and balanced decision making.
“Since the 1990s I have been a Trustee of many charities, some of which I have founded. As a Trustee, it’s important to be motivated by the charity’s cause and values. When I came across IDAS I was immediately impressed with its values and the range of services it provides and so I stepped forward in 2019. I felt I could contribute to the organisation and as it continues to grow and evolve it’s been great to be part of a professional Board on this journey. My Trustee contributions help the staff team to get on with their brilliant job of supporting thousands of victims and survivors of abuse, alongside campaigning to end violence against women and girls.”
Being a trustee or a committee member is a challenging but very rewarding voluntary role. You can put your skills and experience to use and make a lasting difference to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. It’s a chance to learn about the management and strategy of our charity and to develop your leadership skills. You’ll get to work with new and interesting people from diverse backgrounds. Whether you want to do something different, support a great cause or add to your CV, with limited compulsory meetings it’s the perfect volunteering opportunity for busy people.
If you are interested in joining the Board as a committee member or trustee, please read the Information for Prospective Trustees below and send us a form expressing your interest so that we can arrange an initial, informal chat.
Information for Prospective Trustees (PDF)
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IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.