Recruiting trustees at local businesses
Ready to use email template for contacting businesses and work places to recruit new trustees
Dear (insert name of contact if known) / To whom it may concern,
My name’s (insert name) and I’m (insert role here) at Scouts, in (insert location).
I’m hoping you can share our range of local volunteering opportunities with your employees. These include trusteeships and opportunities to work directly with young people in our leadership teams.
Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures and learn new skills - all of which is supported by our amazing 150,000 volunteers. Surprised at that number? Well, something else that might surprise you, is that 80,000 of these volunteers are charity trustees.
Being a trustee is great for professional development, particularly for employees looking for experience in strategic planning, finance, risk management and general board level experience. We need people who can see things from different viewpoints, who are passionate about supporting their community, and want to give young people skills for life. We also encourage every volunteer to bring their own skills, knowledge and experience to the role.
Encouraging staff to volunteer can have big benefits for you, too. The impacts are wide ranging, and include:
- Supporting the businesses Corporate Social Responsibilities
- Helping to build or maintain a values-based reputation
- Attracting and retaining staff
- Reaping the benefits of your employee’s skills, knowledge and unique experience gained from being a trustee, which might not be possible through the workplace.
No previous experience at Scouts or as a trustee is necessary, and whilst the time commitment can vary depending on the type of trustee role, it’s usual for trustees to meet 5-7 times per year and a few hours per month.
It’d be great to discuss promoting our opportunities to your employees and if possible, arrange for me to talk to anyone interested in volunteering. I’m available (insert two or three dates and times) to meet either in person or digitally.
Thank you in advance for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
(insert your name)