Emmaus Hull & East Riding is highlighting the valuable contribution that trustees make to their work with homeless people across Hull & East Riding.

Trustees are vital to the work of Emmaus.  Without their support, scrutiny and challenge the charity would not be able to operate effectively. The role of a Trustee can be demanding, but ultimately very rewarding, as your contribution is helping to make positive changes to people’s lives.

Trustees’ Week 2016 celebrates the UK’s 1 million Trustees and promotes the benefits of volunteering to be a trustee. This year Trustees’ Week will focus on good governance and the skills needed to make Trustees effective leaders. Emmaus Hull & East Riding currently has 8 Trustees that work to deliver the organisations strategic goals so that the charity can help as many homeless people as possible.

There are currently 28 Emmaus communities across the country, supporting more than 750 companions in the UK. In addition there are four Emmaus groups, all of which are working towards setting up an Emmaus community in their area. Emmaus aims to offer 1,000 companion places by 2020.