The Cardiff-based international volunteering charity, UNA Exchange, is recruiting dynamic individuals to join our Board of Trustees with the drive and skills to take forward our vision to promote peace and international solidarity.


Are you passionate about the beneficial outcomes of international volunteering?

Do you want to support Future Generations well-being goals in Wales and UN sustainable development goals worldwide?

Can you share around 8 days per year of your time to support growth of an ambitious not-for-profit organisation?

Our core business comprises international exchanges to and from Wales, empowering individuals to take part in voluntary service projects that develop communities, protect the historic and natural environments and promote inter-cultural understanding. Aimed predominately at young people aged 18–30, we provide opportunities ranging from two-week residentials through to 12-month overseas placements.

Expressions of interest are warmly invited from individuals from all backgrounds. We are especially keen to recruit people with a selection of the following skills and experience:

  • Financial management
  • Income generation
  • Supporter development
  • Youth work policy

New trustees will have opportunity to join one of the Board’s sub committees and will be invited to attend events as UNA Exchange ambassadors. Over time there will also be scope to take on one of the designated roles of Chair and Vice-Chair.

The Board meet at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff on a quarterly basis with intervening meetings of its sub committees. In addition, staff and trustees join together for an annual Strategy Day.

To discuss the role and to obtain the full recruitment pack, please contact the Director, Tara-Jane Sutcliffe:

UNA Exchange was founded in 1973 and is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registered charity no: 1158106). To find out more about the organisation, please visit our website:

Further information about what is required of a charity trustee is available from the Charity Commission in its publication ‘The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do’.

Appointment will be on a rolling basis and expressions of interest should be supplied at the earliest opportunity.

UPDATE, April 2019: thank you to everyone who expressed interest in joining the UNA Exchange Board of trustees. Applications are now closed and we have completed our latest round of recruitment.