Trustee (x6)

Ryan Phillips

Our Civilian Welfare Committee is formed of trustees who help with the running of the squadron. Trustees can be parents, guardians or friends. Its role is to assist the squadron’s Commanding Officer, raise funds and ensure the squadron maintains direction.

Our trustees meet every three months under the direction of a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

Benefits of being a volunteer

Being a volunteer is rewarding and has a lot of different benefits.

  • learn skills in a range of areas
  • develop leadership qualities
  • personal development

Whatever you decide to focus on, all volunteers gain a huge sense of achievement from helping young people realise their potential.

To be a volunteer you need to

  • Be aged 18 years or more
  • have lived in the UK for a minimum of 3 years
  • commit to attending a 2 hour meeting every three months
  • understand young people and their needs
  • be patient, responsible and kind
  • we are particularly keen to welcome candidates with charity experience such as fundraising, governance and corporate partnerships.

We know our volunteers may have families, jobs and hobbies, so we can be flexible and work around other areas of your lives. All we expect in return is clear communication, good organisation and commitment to your squadron.

You do not need

  • a military background or experience
  • experience of working with young people
  • relevant skills like flying or gliding

Typical joining process

  • Submit an expression of interest
  • Invited to complete an online application
  • Have a DBS check

The time from initial enquiry through to starting as a volunteer can vary depending on the availability of current volunteers, but on average it takes around three months. This is due to the enquiries that need to be made, including a DBS, as part of our safeguarding checks.

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