Trustee stories

Jack Langley - trustee at West Oxford Community Association

Jack is 23 years old and a Graduate Finance Analyst.

Jack LangleyI’m the Treasurer at West Oxford Community Association. I attend the management committee meetings and have an overall responsibility for managing and reporting on the community centre’s finances.

I love working with numbers and therefore the role of treasurer played very much into my strengths and interests, enabling me to enjoy everything I’ve done for WOCA. I love being a part of and helping the community, I was a student in Oxford and getting involved was an excellent way to continue with my community engagement.

We have a thriving centre in west Oxford with engagement and users of all ages and being treasurer enables me to contribute to ensuring that continues for the foreseeable future. The team there are all very friendly and receptive to having new ideas from a younger person and I would recommend anyone to get involved, either there or for a similar organisation.

I think all organisations benefit from having a young voice on their trustee board. Young people have different perspectives and ideas which can be invaluable to the organisation. I also think it helps you as a young person develop by getting a role with some good responsibilities and the chance to meet and work alongside people you otherwise wouldn’t.

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