A group shot from the UpLift weekender 2023.

Become a Trustee or Volunteer

Pathfinders is a charity – and we couldn’t do what we do without our Trustee Board and the volunteers who support our work. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer or Trustee, find out more here.


Trustees are legally responsible for an organisation. Our trustees listen to our staff and members, set the organisational direction, and oversee our funding and finance. The majority of our trustees have a muscle-weakening condition, and we’re currently recruiting new trustees to the board.

Our board is active and engaged, closely connected to the staff and members, and meets online over Zoom on a regular basis. The members have a variety of backgrounds and experience, but share a passion for Pathfinders, and for making it the best organisation it can be.

Picture of Sarah Rose, a blonde woman smiling on some grass, a ventilator mask over her nose. Sarah is a trustee and co-chair of trustees at Pathfinders

Become A Trustee

If you’re interested in becoming a trustee at Pathfinders, you can reach out to our trustees by email for an initial discussion. You can also apply through our application form below. We are particularly looking for:

  • People interested in representing members with specific conditions, such as DMD, SMA, or MND
  • People with experience in areas such as:
    • Finance
    • Management and HR
    • Marketing
    • Academic research
    • Community outreach

You do not need to have any specific experience to become a trustee, but should have a passion for Pathfinders and our work, and a keen commitment to supporting disabled people to have choice, control, and quality of life.

If you need help filling out your application, you need it in another format, or have any queries, please email us on info@pathfindersalliance.org.uk

Head and shoulders of Sanjeev Mann, a young man with full beard and mustache with short dark hair and black rimmed glasses. Sat in a wheelchair in the garden wearing a red football shirt.

I became a trustee because I wanted to be involved with a great charity like Pathfinders.  They are really paving the way for user-led charities and people with neuromuscular conditions around the world

Sanjeev Mann, Trustee, DJ and Music Producer


Volunteer on our Campaign Steering Group

Our campaign steering group works together to organise the campaigns that matter to our members. If you’re interested in campaigning, or want to make a difference in the world, why not apply to be a part of our campaign team now?

Campaigning is a way of finding a community – and making a difference. You can become involved in the Pathfinders Campaign Steering Group – and start to make the changes you want to see

Hayleigh Morrow, a white woman in a blue chair. She has long blonde hair and is wearing a brown coat. She is smiling.