Action Together looking for trustees

Date published: 06 November 2021

Local charity Action Together is offering passionate, experienced and skilled people the opportunity to join its board of trustees, to be elected at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 8 December.

Trustees are the group of people who act in a charity’s best interests, by setting the strategy or direction, making key decisions, and overseeing the running of the charity.

Action Together’s trustees have the overall legal responsibility for the charity and are committed to its strategic aims and values. The charity’s ambition is to bring about a significant increase in citizen-led action that improves local lives and to promote recognition of how important that is.

Action Together trustees have a wide range of skills, experiences and areas of knowledge. This year, they are particularly looking for local people with experience in digital transformation or digital inclusion to become trustees. Becoming a trustee can be a great way to to gain valuable experience and  learn new skills, including developing skills in strategy, leadership and negotiation.

Liz Windsor-Welsh, Chief Executive of Action Together, said: “This is a very exciting time to join our board. We are looking for trustees of all ages, backgrounds and skillsets. If you have digital transformation or digital inclusion skills, this is a great opportunity to develop your professional skills.

“We are extremely proud of the volunteers who form our board of trustees as they continue to drive Action Together forward. Let’s work together to ensure the health and growth of Action Together in supporting stronger communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.”

It has been particularly challenging to be a trustee during the pandemic, as local charities have faced very difficult decisions about finances, where to focus resources and much more, all while governing remotely.

To discover trustee opportunities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside search Action Together’s volunteering opportunities directory. You can help spread the word by tagging family, friends, colleagues you think would make a great trustee using #TagATrustee.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a charity board member or trustee call the volunteering team on 0161 339 2345 or email or visit

Action Together CIO is the infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector in Oldham, Rochdale, and Tameside. Membership of Action Together is free and open to any VCFSE organisations in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

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