Looking for a way to benefit your local community by applying your professional experience? Passionate about helping to reduce social isolation? The Woodhouse Centre and Men In Sheds in Oxted is looking for voluntary Trustees to join our Board.

Are you passionate about eliminating social isolation and reducing loneliness in local communities? The Woodhouse Centre and Men In Sheds is a charity created for this purpose, and we opportunities for volunteers to join our Board of Trustees. It’s a challenging and varied role, which includes setting strategic goals for the charity, governing and managing the charity’s affairs, and supporting staff, volunteers and members by getting involved in activities and projects.

We operate a purpose-built Centre in the heart of Oxted where our ‘members’ can drop in on mornings throughout the week to meet each other and work together on various craft and wood-working projects. That’s what’s unique about The Woodhouse Centre: activities are all based on crafts and working with hands to make products that are beautiful or useful. Many of the products our members create are then offered for sale to the public, which helps raise funds for the charity’s activities. We’re beginning to offer craft workshops, introducing new crafts for members to try. Our Men In Sheds workshop is well-equipped with power and hand tools – everything members need to work on a variety of projects and repairs. We take commissions for repairs and re-upholstery or re-caning of chairs and other small furnishings – another unique ‘service’ in the area.

The pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of social connection; The Woodhouse Centre believes that engaging in practical handiwork provides further purpose and meaning to people who are not in work or other activities. The Board of Trustees wishes to add 1 or 2 (or maybe 3) local people with experience to offer in governing the charity, guiding the next stage of its evolution to contribute to the lives and well-being of the members we serve.

Please read our candidate information pack below for all the details.

Trustee Information Pack

Trustee Application Form