Get Involved!

We are looking for female volunteers to join our Board of Trustees.

The role of a trustee is:

· to ensure that Reading Community Learning Centre complies at all times with its governing document, charity law,
company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.
· to ensure that Reading Community Learning Centre pursues its objects as defined in its governing document (e.g. the
promotion of any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community in the district of Reading Community Learning Centre and in particular the advancement of education, the protection of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness).
· to maintain proper financial control and ensure that Reading Community Learning Centre applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects i.e. the charity must not spend money on activities that are not included in its objects, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are.
· to set and maintain vision, mission and values.
· to develop strategy, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
· to ensure accountability.
· to set up employment procedures and respect the roles of staff/volunteers.
· to support the operational management of the organisation.
· to draw up and monitor the implementation of internal policies, which must include equality and diversity as well as health and safety policies and grievance and disciplinary procedures.
· to ensure that risk assessments for all aspects of the business are carried out.
· to safeguard the good name and values of Reading Community Learning Centre to maintain effective board performance and ensure the effective and efficient administration of the charity including funding, insurance and premises.
· to promote Reading Community Learning Centre.
· to act in the best interests of the charity, never in the interests of yourself or another organisation.

In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience s/he has to help the board reach sound decisions. These may involve scrutinising board and focus group papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives and other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

A trustee is required to act reasonably and prudently in all matters relating to the charity and must always bear the interests of Reading Community Learning Centre in mind.

Section 72(1) of the Charities Act 1993 disqualifies anyone who:

· has been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is spent.
· is an undischarged bankrupt.
· has previously been removed from trusteeship of a charity by the court or the Charity Commissioners.
· is under a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986. 

It is an offence to act as a charity trustee while disqualified unless the Charity Commission has given a waiver under section 72(4) of the Charities Act 1993. 


Many other opportunities are available to get involved with us in either a long-term or a short-term capacity. 

Whether you are interested in admin/office support, working directly with our centre users, being a tutor or becoming a trustee, there are many opportunities to get involved in some aspect of our work that meets your interests. 

Contact our office in order to explore such opportunities and perhaps take part in our next volunteer training programme.  

Or please complete the volunteer application form below and email it to us at or bring it in to the office in person.

We look forward to hearing from you!

RCLC Volunteer Application Form