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Trustees needed for White Elephant Trust

Wednesday, July 11, 2018   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: volunteers, vacancies, volunteering, young people, youth empowerment, Community Groups

White Elephant Trust.The White Elephant Trust is looking for Christchurch-based trustees with experienced heads and passionate hearts to join its board. The Trust is looking for 4 trustees who - between them - have experience in:

  • Not-for-profit governance or management;
  • The youth sector and/or youth engagement;
  • Fundraising and/or financial management; and
  • Bi-cultural practice and implementation.

The role is voluntary, and Trustees agree to commit for 12 months at a time. The practical commitment is a monthly meeting (for up to 2 hours - currently on a Tuesday evening) and an annual strategy jam weekend for all board and staff (usually in August each year).

Contact the White Elephant Trust if you are interested or to find out more:

  • chairperson Rachel Hawthorne (tobluemoons[at] or
  • manager Mike Field (mike[at]

This year's major tasks for the Trust will be:

  1. Settling into our new home and rolling out a new service delivery model; 
  2. Broadening the reach of White Elephant and increasing both the number and diversity of activities that occur within our new space;
  3.  Employing a new manager, as Mike steps down at the end of the year to support his new young family; and
  4.  Formalising and professionalising Trust practices and processes to ensure long-term sustainability.

About the White Elephant Trust

White Elephant is a non-faith-based, youth development organisation. Their mission is to provide opportunities for young people to explore their strengths and find their fit, so that we have a community where every young person has a sense of identity and belonging.

Find out more about the White Elephant Trust.

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