Old Boat Corner Community Association

Register your Interest

 Do you live in Hollingbury, Patcham or Coldean?Are you thinking about becoming a Trustee?  Would you like to make a difference in your local area?

The Old Boat Corner Community Centre is a well-loved community space in Hollingbury providing space, facilities, and activities for local residents, a community resource that includes a community cafe, a garden, a play cafe, and also houses Hollingbury Library. We have been providing emergency food bags as one of the City's 'community hubs' and will continue to do so as long as needed.

We are currently looking for trustees to join us to help secure the future of the community centre, so it can continue to be a resource for the local community. The Centre has been closed during 'lock-down' and we want to have a strong team in place to manage the road to re-opening. 

What will I do as a trustee?

  • Help us in shaping the future of the centre. 
  • Help in ensuring we have the resources to implement this. 


You do not need trustee experience. We are looking for people who are passionate about providing a community resource.

You should live in Hollingbury, Patcham or Coldean. 

If you have any of the following skills, that would be a bonus:

  • Business planning. 
  • Operational Support.
  • PR and communications.
  • Financial planning,
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency in buildings.
  • Community Engagement. 


  • As a trustee, you have the opportunity to support, and make a difference in the local community.
  • Opportunity to develop your skills set and boost your CV.
  • Being a trustee can be a really rewarding experience whatever your age or background.

Practical Considerations

  • Able to attend monthly meetings of the Board at the Centre in Hollingbury.
  • Expenses are paid.
  • Induction and support.

When do I need to be available?

Details Board meetings are monthly.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?


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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training