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This Trustee's Week, Volunteer Scotland would like to introduce you to Rosie Wylie, one of our Trustees. We hope her story will encourage you to explore trustee/board volunteering opportunities.
Rosie joined us as a Trustee in October 2020, and went on to become a Vice Chair in 2022.
Rosie is the National Volunteering and Community Development Manager at Historic Environment Scotland and is supported by her organisation to be a VS Trustee. Rosie is also an independent assessor for the UK wide Investing in Volunteers quality assurance award and Vice Chair of the Make Your Mark in Volunteering Campaign Group. Rosie has been an active volunteer for many years and volunteer programme development and management has featured in her work for the past 13 years.
Part of her role with Historic Environment Scotland is the oversight of their national volunteer programme and provision of volunteer development support for the heritage sector. Rosie also has specialisms in community engagement & development, national engagement programme design, collaborative project delivery, and delivery of digital & hybrid events and conferences. When not at work, Rosie is kept busy as a mum, by her Cocker Spaniels and by training her American Quarter Horse.
Rosie’s main motivation for being on our Board is to be part of the ‘bigger picture’ of volunteerism in Scotland. She finds great satisfaction in being able to apply her knowledge, experience and skills to the organisation that champions the topic for Scotland.
Being a Trustee is an excellent way to gain leadership, governance and strategic experience, which were all further motivations for Rosie. Working on projects that are people centred are one of Rosie’s favourite work elements, so being part of a Board of Trustee is an ideal role working with others who share a genuine passion for volunteering.
Based on her own experience of what she gains from the role, Rosie would recommend becoming a Trustee to anyone who wants to have their say on matters you care about, build new professional relationships and contacts, and become involved in local or national strategies and plans that will make an impact.