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Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum
admin@lincspcf.org.uk Tel 07925 232466  LPCF, PO Box 1183, Spalding, PE11 9EE
Registered Charity No. 1141060 * ICO Registration Z1810966
What type of volunteering are you interested in General Volunteering OR Trustee Volunteering

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Volunteering as a Trustee for LPCF

An opportunity not to be missed !!!

LPCF are looking for extra Trustees to help oversee and run the organisation for the benefit of parent / carers of children with SEND.

Worried about the words "Trustee" and "Volunteer" and not sure of what the role of a Trustee Volunteer is? Then read on ....

Can anyone become a Trustee?

Trustee Cartoon imageOur Trustees are mostly Parent Carers who are registered with us as they have a wealth of knowledge and experiences in dealing with Children with SEND.

We do have two specialist volunteer Trustees permitted by our rules where individuals have skills important to the charity - currently a solicitor and a grant finder.

Can anyone become a Trustee?

The simple answer is NO

a. You must be over 18.

b. Section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993 disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is spent; is an undischarged bankrupt; has previously been removed from Trusteeship of a Charity by the court or the Charity Commissioners or is under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

Essential information - before we start.

Trustee Cartoon image Our Trustees are responsible under the Charity Commission and law for the planning and direction of the charity, ensuring we comply with relevant rules and guidelines for such things as finance etc.
Sounds Serious !!
It is, but remember LPCF has been run since 2007 by Parent Carers the same as yourself.

Most Trustees usually have previous experience as a LPCF general Volunteer .

Trustees are unpaid individuals who are mostly Parent/Carers who manage or run LPCF (some expenses are payable e.g. Travel.)

You do not necessarily require any skills as our Trustees go through a comprehensive induction process.

We would really appreciate interest from individuals who do have specific skills which would benefit LPCF e.g. organisation, event planning, legal, financial, organisation etc.

Being a Trustee will take up some of your time, especially if you become a Trustee Officer such as Treasurer. For most Trustees it is estimated we spend about one or two days per month on LPCF business.

Some do more and attend partner meetings and events etc. to promote our cause.

The role of a Trustee can be very rewarding and additional specialist training can be provided if required.

Trustees hold their meetings approximately 3-4 times per year plus the Annual General Meeting.

The Charity Commission have an excellent (if rather lengthy starter guide)

Have you got a specific talent or skill that you feel would help us ??

What Next??

Volunteer Hand up Have a read of what makes a good Trustee below.
Drop us a line as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
Have a look at our introductory Welcome Pack for Trustees and Volunteers
Once read, for those interested in applying please see our Volunteer Recruitment pack Download Link (in Application Form)

What makes a good Trustee?

Commitment to the mission of LPCF.

Willingness to meet the minimum time requirement.

Personal integrity, honesty, fairness.

A vision for LPCF's future.

Good, independent judgement.

Ability to think creatively.

Willingness to speak their mind.

Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship.

Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of LPCF.

Good set of communication skills.