A celebration of trustees and the work they do.

Trustees Week






Trustees' Week is the annual event that showcases the fantastic work that trustees do for their charities, communities and the sector. Events all around the country will celebrate the achievements of trustees, as well as highlight opportunities for you to get involved with a local charity or voluntary organisation at board level. 

Since Trustees Week 2018 is also Safeguarding Awareness Week in Wales, WCVA will be holding a range of activities on topics such as creating a positive organisational culture, encouraging diversity and the importance of safeguarding.

WCVA events

Safeguarding for Trustees Twitter Chat - 13 November

Join us on twitter @Wales_CVA from 7-8pm for an online chat about safeguarding for trustees in partnership with #trusteehour. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and share tips for good practice.

Positive boards: your role in creating a healthy organisational culture - 14 November in Cardiff

The relationships between trustees and senior staff are key to creating the kind of positive, healthy and safe culture that will help your organisation to thrive. With presentations from The Association of Chairs and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), this event will look at how to establish and maintain positive relationships and build a safe organisational culture. The event will include a workshop on working well together as a team. 

The Third Sector's Role in Tackling Exploitation - 15 November in Cardiff 

This free training event to mark Safeguarding Awareness Week 2018 is an opportunity for third sector organisations to increase their skills and knowledge in spotting and preventing exploitative practices, such as trafficking, modern slavery and labour exploitation. This event will be held in partnership with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA). 

To book your free place on the above events please e-mail eventsadmin@wcva.org.uk 

Local events

There are nineteen County Voluntary Councils in Wales that can offer local support to trustees

12 November - Exploitation of Adults and Children event, Swansea

13 Nov - National Safeguarding and Trustee Week: Trustee Information Evening Session, Cardiff

14 Nov - Link Up Regional Conference 2018, Port Talbot

14 Nov - Being a Trustee: Training, Lampeter 

15 Nov - Trustee Coffee Morning, Carmarthen

16 Nov - Safeguarding: Getting it Right Together, Llandudno Junction

16 Nov - Interested in becoming a Trustee? Drop-in session with TVA Trustees, Pontypool  

12 - 16 November - Trustees Week events in Powys

Information about local events will be added here as it becomes available. Please check back regularly. 

What we offer trustees

WCVA offers a wide range of support to trustees. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee take a look at this two minute video to find out more. 

Governance health check

We've created an interactive governance health check for trustee boards to use. It's a self-assessment toolkit and is a great resource to help you ensure your organisation is as well governed as it can be. It can also assist boards of any size to demonstrate their good governance to funders, beneficiaries and stakeholders. 

Faith and hope don't run charities (trustees do)

That's the title of our popular online publication written specifically for trustees, offering practical guidance to help boards deal with their management responsibilities, including strategic planning, being accountable for the development of the organisation, managing people and finances, and making decisions in the interest of the voluntary organisation.

The latest news

We keep trustees up to date with the latest news via our website, and also in our weekly newsletter for our members. Sign up to become a member here to receive the newsletter and many other benefits that come with being a member of WCVA. 


You can advertise your trustee vacancies for free on the Volunteering Wales website 


WCVA offers a host of resources to help trustees, including information sheets and publications covering a variety of topics. 

Further information on Trustee roles can also be found on the  Charity Commission website.