Member of Board of Trustees

Job Title: Member of Board of Trustees
Location: Unknown
Salary: A Voluntary role
Reference: Board of Trustees
Contact Name: Holly Penalver
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 03, 2021 10:46

Job Description

We are recruiting for people to join our board of trustees!

Indigo Volunteers is a charity that recruits volunteers, supports grassroots organisations and creates networks along the European refugee route. We believe in the power of ordinary people, and enable them to work together to support refugees and displaced people. We work within a community of incredible grassroots charities, volunteers, sector experts, and humanitarian organisations that are positively dedicated to supporting communities coping with displacement, inequality, and social injustice. See more info here: Who we Are and What we Do

Why become a trustee?

Great question! Not many people are familiar with the role of a trustee and what exactly a board does. In essence, it's a fabulous way to be at the heart of a charity and the important work it carries out. You use your skills, energy, and network to shape the direction, make crucial decisions and help us grow. You have oversight of the activities, funds and future of the charity. It's a dynamic role with lots to learn and you will be working with and supported by people who also share similar values. Not to mention, you will have regular contact with the operational team at Indigo whose energy and enthusiasm is catching I hear :-) 

Our Vision

To be the leading voice in responsible volunteering, empowering a network of grassroots humanitarians who work together to grow and thrive. 

We connect, share, and facilitate

  • We match and connect volunteers to humanitarian organisations.

  • We share resources and capacity building opportunities.

  • We facilitate training and psycho-social support for our community.

Indigo is looking for board members to support us in running and growing the charity to achieve our vision. 

The following roles are needed (click on the title for the job role profile):


We are particularly interested in hearing from people with any of the following skills: 

  • Legal: Has an understanding of our legal duties as a charity.

  • Fundraising: Understands individual and community fundraising, has experience working with charitable trusts or other grant giving organisations, and is able to help us secure sustainable funding.

  • PR/Marketing: Understands the importance and dynamics of advertisement and public relations - i.e. communication, marketing, (social) media etc. 

  • Business/social enterprise/tech: Knows how to create and implement a business plan, can help us further develop our working model  and strategy. 

  • Has lived experience, or worked at senior-level within the refugee context. 

We particularly welcome applications from groups that are often underrepresented. Indigo Volunteers is against discrimination of any kind, and committed to upholding an equal and inclusive working environment irrespective of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion, or age. We recognise that unconscious bias and internalised prejudice are present in the sector and we actively work to educate ourselves in allyship and non-discriminatory practice. We recognise that having a diversity of experiences and perspectives is crucial to growing and improving as an organisation and particularly welcome applications from a wide variety of backgrounds who are motivated by these values and who can drive and inspire change for refugees and displaced people. 

If you have any further questions please email us at