I became a Trustee as I was fortunate enough to be invited onto the board, and so am able to support a cause in which I have a very strong belief. I took the role as I felt that I could apply my particular experience and skills to help advance the charity's aims and goals.
I feel that I can personally contribute to the benefit of the charity given it has a particular need to which my professional skills can be fully applied. I feel that a complex organisation like a large charity needs to draw on many people's diverse skill sets and a well crafted Trustee board can create a high performance environment to the benefit of the organisation.
Giving back to society is a desire of many, but one's time and effort must be well leveraged and cleverly deployed to maximize the output.