Reasons to join


It is estimated that almost half of all charities are looking for trustees at any time and COS is no different.

Being a COS trustee can be very rewarding. As a trustee you have the chance to support and shape the work and strategic direction of COS, and you can make a significant difference to a cause that matters too so many.

By choosing to get involved with COS we already know that you will be focused on our cause. It is also a great way to get involved in a our community. A community that is growing. 

Being a COS trustee offers the opportunity for professional development. It can let you gain experience of strategy and leadership, and boost your CV. It will give you experience of being a non-executive director, such as setting a strategic vision, influencing and negotiation, and managing risk. If you already have significant experience in these areas, it can be stimulating to use it in a different and potentially challenging context. COS trustees often say that being a board member has been one the richest sources of learning in their professional lives.

As a trustee, you are part of the COS team. NO! COS family and you will have the opportunity to apply your unique skills and experience while learning from others. Working closely with our passionate team of people and meeting people with different perspectives is often one of the most enjoyable aspects of the role.