1. Giving Back and Making a Difference:
One of the most profound aspects of my role as a trustee is the opportunity to give back to society. VAL’s mission to enable people and communities to be the best they can be resonates deeply with me. Every decision, every project, every advocacy effort, is aimed at making Leicestershire a better place.
2. A Journey of Learning:
My journey as a trustee at VAL has been an incredible learning experience. I’ve gained insights into the inner workings of the charity sector, understanding how charities operate, manage resources, and drive initiatives that bring about positive change. The learning has not been confined to books or classrooms; it’s hands-on, practical, and immensely rewarding.
3. Exploring the World of Governance:
Governance, often seen as a complex and distant concept, has become tangible and understandable as a trustee. It’s about making responsible decisions, ensuring transparency, and setting the direction for VAL. Working with a diverse board has allowed me to appreciate the nuances of governance while collaborating with experts from various fields.
4. The Beauty of Diversity:
VAL’s board is a vibrant tapestry of diversity. We come from different backgrounds, professions, and walks of life. Yet, we share a common goal – to support VAL. This diversity is a source of strength, bringing varied perspectives and insights to the table. It’s a testament to the power of unity in diversity.
5. Impact Beyond Words:
Being a trustee at VAL has allowed me to witness the tangible impact of our collective efforts. From supporting local charities to facilitating access to essential resources, every decision and initiative has the potential to transform lives. It’s not just about talking the talk; it’s about walking the walk and making a real difference.
6. A Voice of Advice and Support:
My role as a trustee extends beyond attending meetings. I’ve had the privilege of providing advice and feedback on areas such as leadership, marketing, and business development. It’s about actively engaging with VAL’s operations, using my skills and experience to help the organisation grow and thrive. It’s immensely satisfying to see my input being put into action.
This role has allowed me to be a part of something larger than myself, a movement that strives to make Leicestershire the best it can be. It’s about personal growth, fulfilment, and the joy of working towards a brighter future. This is what being a trustee at VAL means to me, and I am grateful for this meaningful and rewarding journey.