Stepping Stones DS supports children and young people with Down Syndrome, their families, carers, helpers, and professionals in the areas of North East Hampshire, West Surrey and East Berkshire. We are looking for new Trustees for our Board to bring fresh eyes and skills to the organisation. You do not need to have a child with Down Syndrome.

Trustees are responsible for governance of the charity, but also tend to ‘muck in’ with service delivery where possible.

The term of office is three years, after which the term can be renewed.


We are looking for people with a keen interest in charity governance who will  work in the best interests of our members. Most important is the ability to ask insightful questions, providing the organisation with appropriate levels of scrutiny from a ‘critical friend’. Business, or previous charity experience, would be an advantage but is not essential.

We would like a diversity of experience on our board as the organisation grows.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Where applicable.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 25/03/2019

End Date: 23/09/2019

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Availability Details

The majority of the role can be undertaken from home although there will be an requirement to attend committee meetings.The Board meets monthly in the evenings. Time requirement is 2-3 hours per week on a flexible basis - this can be performed around work commitments. There are some events and activities on weekends, for which attendance (divided between the Trustees) is beneficial but not compulsory.


Sentinel House
Harvest Crescent
GU51 2UZ

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