Are you a Fundraising Innovation Meister?

Join our Board of Trustees

We are recruiting for a number of voluntary positions to join our Board of Trustees. Worthing Community Chest is a registered, local, independent charity that enables local groups and charities to achieve community enrichment through grants we award.

Our vision

To be the “go-to” funder and partner of new and developing community groups in Worthing. Together we improve, transform and enrich lives.

What is a trustee?

Trustees, also called board members, are the volunteers who lead charities and decide how they are run. Becoming a trustee at Worthing Community Chest is a great way of contributing to causes you care about and developing strategic and leadership skills at the same time. Whether you are an experienced trustee or want to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

We strive for a fairer and more inclusive board. Currently, our board is 16% female and 16% from ethnic minorities. We strongly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.  A diverse board will better represent the varied groups we support. Join us in making a difference. 

Fundraising Innovation Meister

Are you a Dragons’ Den-worthy idea generator? Join Worthing Community Chest, dedicated to supporting exceptional initiatives. We need a trustee passionate about fundraising innovation.

As the pandemic reshapes giving habits, we seek fresh ideas that engage individual donors and corporates. Forge long-term partnerships and sustain support to enrich the Worthing community.

Devote your time to make a local impact. Every penny raised, up to £1500, aids deserving individuals and groups in Worthing.

As a trustee, commit 1 hr/week as a volunteer, attend a 6-weekly board meeting (6:30-8:30 pm), and contribute up to 6 hrs/month collaborating with the board and community.

Shape a brighter future as a trustee at Worthing Community Chest. Learn more at Apply now and make a difference in Worthing!

(Note: Feel free to adjust the time commitment details and other aspects to fit your requirements.)


We are seeking a trustee and/or with the following skills and experiences:

  • Relationship Building: Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, donors, and community members.
  • Creativity and Imagination: Innovative thinking to develop unique and engaging fundraising strategies.
  • Entrepreneurial Attitude: Proactive approach to fundraising, seeking out opportunities and taking initiative to maximize results.
  • Leadership and Motivation: Inspiring and guiding trustees and volunteers to actively implement ideas and see projects through to completion.
  • Administrative Tasks: Willingness to handle a variety of administrative responsibilities to support the smooth operation of the organisation.
  • Resilience: Ability to maintain determination and adapt in the face of challenges and setbacks during difficult times.

Join us in enriching the Worthing Community and utilise your skills to make a lasting impact.


As a trustee or volunteer, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Training: Access to training opportunities to enhance your skills and personal development. This can contribute to your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  2. Expenses Paid: Reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred while carrying out volunteer duties.
  3. Fun and Social Aspects: Engage in a supportive and welcoming team environment, fostering new friendships and social connections.
  4. Practical Experience: Gain hands-on experience in fundraising, applying and expanding your existing skills.
  5. Influence and Decision-Making: Have the opportunity to shape the way we manage our grant giving, contributing your unique perspectives and ideas.
  6. Meaningful Impact: Make a direct and tangible difference in enriching the Worthing Community, positively impacting the lives of individuals and groups.

Join our team of dedicated volunteers and experience the priceless rewards of being part of a community-driven organisation.

Practical Considerations

  1. Location and Accessibility: Our office is conveniently located at Freedom Works, Stoke Abbott Rd, Worthing BN11 1HJ, near the A259 and A24 in Worthing. The premises are easily accessible by car and public transportation.
  2. Parking: Ample parking facilities are available near our office, ensuring convenience for volunteers who prefer to drive.
  3. Public Transportation: Bus stops in Chapel Road, Worthing, are located nearby, providing accessible public transportation options for volunteers who prefer to use buses.
  4. Flexible Hours: We understand the importance of flexibility and strive to accommodate volunteers’ availability as much as possible. We can discuss flexible scheduling options to ensure a suitable time commitment for trustees.
  5. Legal Commitments: As a trustee, you will have legal responsibilities governed by law. For detailed information on these commitments, please follow the provided link.
  6. Meeting Schedule: Trustees meet every six weeks for board meetings, where important decisions are made. Additionally, working groups and fundraising events may be organized in between board meetings. We encourage trustees to actively participate in these activities and serve as ambassadors for Worthing Community Chest.

Join us as a trustee, and enjoy the convenience of our location, flexibility in hours, and the rewarding experience of making a difference in the Worthing community.

When do I need to be available?

This is a highly flexible role, allowing you to work at your own convenience, with the exception of board meetings.

Here’s what you can expect regarding time commitments:

1. Board Meetings: Board meetings are held every six weeks, providing a structured framework for important discussions and decisions. These meetings take place between 6:30-8:30 pm.

2. Working Groups: Working groups, aimed at fundraising and partnership activities, are scheduled at times that accommodate the availability of trustees. This flexibility ensures that you can actively participate and contribute in a way that suits your schedule.

3. Estimated Time Commitment: On average, the role requires approximately 10 hours per month. This includes board meetings, working group involvement, and any additional tasks related to fundraising and project implementation. Enjoy the flexibility of working in your own hours, collaborating with fellow trustees, and making a positive impact on the Worthing Community.