Your local third sector needs you: details released of recent opportunities to volunteer as Board Trustees in Aberdeen

ACVO Board Members Dave Black and Karen Milne

THE THIRD sector in Aberdeen is calling on passionate individuals to step up and make a difference by lending their time and skills to support local organisations in the delivery of their invaluable work.

In a drive to help support third sector Board recruitment in the city, ACVO has compiled details of the latest local opportunities to volunteer as trustees, committee members, directors, board secretaries and more. 

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Mike Melvin, ACVO’s Volunteering Services manager, highlighted the benefits of volunteering as a Board member, stating: “Volunteering as a charity trustee, committee member, or taking on any role on a Board can be a transformative opportunity both for the individual and the wider community.

“The impact of your involvement as a Board member extends far beyond the organisation itself. By contributing your expertise and time, you can play a pivotal role in shaping the direction and impact of local third sector organisations, ensuring effective governance, sustainable growth, and positive societal change in Aberdeen.

“This dual impact underscores the significance of volunteering in our city,” Mike emphasised, “by giving your time and skills you can be empowered to make a tangible difference by helping to create stronger, more resilient communities for all.”

“Your involvement and contributions will result in real change within Aberdeen. This, as ever, holds a massive importance as we as a sector continue to work towards ensuring our city is a fair and inclusive place for all to live and that voices from all demographics can be heard” Mike added.

Volunteering as a Board member not only benefits the community but also offers the opportunity personal growth and fulfilment. Through leadership, decision-making, and strategic planning, undertaking a volunteer role provides a platform for individuals to develop invaluable skills that foster and enrich both professional and personal development.

Several Aberdeen based third sector organisations are actively seeking individuals from all backgrounds to join their Boards and make a meaningful contribution to their local community. Whether you have expertise in areas such as finance, marketing, governance, HR or simply a passion for making a difference, there’s a role for you.

Explore the rewarding opportunities available in ACVO’s Spring 2024 Trustee and Board Opportunity highlight publication and consider volunteering to support Aberdeen’s thriving third sector to help create positive change in communities across the city.

Details of the latest Board and Trustee roles can be read online and downloaded at  

ACVO updates their volunteer listings on a regular basis – the latest roles can be found at and

If you are an organisation interested in involving volunteers you can discover how ACVO can help you deliver this at

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