• Voluntary
  • London
  • Volunteer

About Walk to Independence (WTI):

Walk to Independence (WTI) is an emerging charity committed to bridging the gap in support services for adults with special educational needs (SEN) transitioning out of formal education settings. Our mission is to establish a nurturing environment where SEN individuals can foster independence, empowerment, and community integration. At WTI, we prioritise upholding the rights of individuals with SEN, ensuring their autonomy, dignity, and inclusion in society.

Position Overview:

WTI is in the process of establishment and is actively seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to serve as founding trustees. Trustees play a pivotal role in steering the strategic direction, governance, and oversight of the organisation, particularly in the crucial phase of charity registration.


  • Strategic Leadership: Provide strategic direction and leadership to guide WTI in achieving its mission and objectives.
  • Governance: Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as governing documents and policies, especially during the charity registration process.
  • Financial Oversight: Monitor and review financial performance, including budgets, financial statements, and controls, to ensure fiscal responsibility.
  • Fundraising and Development: Support fundraising efforts and contribute to the development of sustainable funding streams crucial for WTI's activities and growth.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks that may affect operations, reputation, or financial stability, particularly during the organisation's infancy.
  • Advocacy and Networking: Represent WTI externally, advocating for the rights and needs of individuals with SEN, and establish partnerships with stakeholders, funders, and community organisations.
  • Support and Evaluation: Guide the executive team, staff, and volunteers, and participate in evaluating WTI's programs and services.


  • Passion for the mission and values of WTI, including a commitment to the rights and inclusion of individuals with SEN.
  • Previous experience in governance, leadership, or management roles, preferably within the charity sector or relevant field.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to think strategically, analyse complex issues, and make informed decisions.
  • Willingness to dedicate time and effort to fulfil trustee responsibilities effectively, especially during the charity registration process.
  • Knowledge of fundraising, financial management, or legal matters is desirable but not essential.

Time Commitment:

Trustees are expected to attend regular board meetings (approximately 4-6 times per year), participate in committee work or working groups as needed, and engage in occasional ad hoc tasks or events. The time commitment may vary but is estimated to be approximately 5-10 hours per month on average.


The role of trustee is primarily remote, with occasional in-person meetings or events in London as required.

How to Apply: 

If you are interested in becoming a trustee at Walk to Independence (WTI), please submit a CV and a brief statement outlining your interest in the role and relevant experience to  We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Walk to Independence (WTI) in its mission to empower individuals with special educational needs to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We look forward to receiving your application.

Sincerely, Chisom Nene

This role is advertised as part of TPP's Free Giving Back Services. This volunteer advertisement copy has been supplied to TPP and applicants apply direct to the organisation. Please contact the organisation directly if you have any questions about this volunteer role.


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