Trustees Role


LGBTQ Youth Cornwall
Role Description: Trustee

We have compiled these documents purely as a guide for prospective and existing trustees. They are not exhaustive or reflective of every task that anyone may ever need to carry out. LGBTQ Youth Cornwall is proud of the democracy and inclusiveness of our trustees and would stress that should anyone be uncomfortable carrying out any task, we should hope that another trustee would be willing to absorb this as part of their role.


Tasks which may regularly be carried out by trustees include:

  • Attending meetings of trustees and the advisory group.
  • Contacting external professionals and arranging meetings etc to promote the group.
  • Looking for sources of potential funding for the group.
  • Forming a part of subcommittees or taking on particular specialist roles such as marketing or web support.
  • Attending meetings and acting as the ‘supervisory trustee’. 
  • Communicating with trustees by phone and e-mail.
  • Forming part of the interviewing or shortlisting panel for potential new employees.
  • Positively promoting the group and its activities among LGBT and generic communities.
  • Providing support for young people in the absence of paid workers/volunteers.
  • Supporting young people and workers at events such as pride.


Person Specification

  • Organised and punctual person with good timekeeping skills and ability to see tasks through.
  • An interest in voluntary groups or charities.
  • An interest in the wellbeing of young people, especially those from minority groups.
  • The ability to provide a satisfactory Enchanced DBS disclosure.
  • Ability to positively promote the group and the experience of being LGBTQ in Cornwall today.