A graphic of interlinking communication cogsCan you help our media output?

Earlier this summer the Dons Trust Board approved a new ‘communications ethos’. We are now seeking two volunteers to help deliver it on an ongoing basis.

The two volunteers will work together to:

attend monthly board meetings and produce a summary of discussions for uploading to the Trust website use Zoho Social to increase the Trust’s presence and engagement on social media use Mailchimp to create monthly emails to members monitor the contact@thedonstrust.org email address to respond to inbound email..

Junior Dons logoCan you help the Junior Dons?

The Junior Dons section of the Dons Trust is looking to recruit several new volunteers.

Jane Lonsdale (Trust board member with responsibility for Junior Dons) is looking to recruit several volunteers to assist them.  The adverts are lower down on this page and the roles cover:

Junior Dons Christmas Party volunteers Increasing the member offer for 12–16 year old Junior Dons Junior Dons Working Group members

Scroll down this page to see more details about the different roles.

The Junior..

Junior Dons Gifts - football, waterbottle and capHelp the Junior Dons

The Junior Dons Working Group is looking for a volunteer to collate and distribute gift requests from new Junior Dons.

The Junior Dons is the aged 16 and under members of the Dons Trust – the owners of AFC Wimbledon. The Junior Dons section was set up to promote the engagement of young supporters with both the club and the Trust so that their engagement and participation is maintained as they grow older.

There is currently a vacancy for a..

'We need your help' signWanted: Volunteers to support Dons Trust membership section

Help needed to ensure we support Dons Trust members applying for and renewing their membership.

Since its formation 17 years ago, the Dons Trust has grown to an organisation of over 3,500 members, spread across senior and junior sections. Throughout that period, the task of servicing members’ applications to join and renew annual membership has fallen to our loyal membership secretary, John Stembridge, with occasional support from volunteers on mailing out membership cards.

The Dons Trust now..

Club volunteersGiving something back

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale reflects on the importance of letting our volunteers know how much we appreciate the work they put in.

I recently took a phone call from Blackpool Supporters’ Trust seeking our advice. They were putting out a plea for volunteers to help get their club back on its feet as soon as the receiver had officially taken control. They wanted to learn from our experiences of working with and recruiting volunteers.

It was a reminder..

Bank notes lying flatNew Trust treasurer

We are pleased to announce that Mukesh Desai has stepped forward to become the Trust’s new treasurer.

Mukesh volunteered following an appeal for help made by the Trust board in February. His offer was formally accepted at last night’s Dons Trust board meeting. Mukesh’s is a non-board role looking after the Trust’s own accounts and finances.

We would like to thank outgoing treasurer Sean McLaughlin for his 13 years of service, including continuing to carry out the role until Mukesh’s..

Hannah Kitcher Dons Trust Board MemberGetting our priorities right

Dons Trust Board member Hannah Kitcher has news of the Board’s priorities for the year ahead, and which members will be overseeing which areas.

On this page in the West Ham programme in January, I said that I’d share with you my targets as a Dons Trust Board (DTB) member. By sharing our targets with members, you then have something to hold us to account for. I admit that I did promise to do this by the end of February,..

Anna KingsleyWhen the going gets tough …

It’s time for all AFC Wimbledon fans to pull together, says new Dons Trust Board member Anna Kingsley.

I used to come to games and just be concerned about whether we would win or lose. I’d check where we were in the table and if we might get promoted (or at least we’re not in any danger of relegation). Until this season, the news was usually good.

Now I’m on the Dons Trust Board there’s a lot more to be..

Support needed for vital roles in the Dons Trust

As announced at the November SGM, Tom Brown will shortly be stepping down as Secretary, having recently moved to a demanding new role in his professional career. Tom has made great strides to develop the secretariat function of the Trust during his tenure of nearly two years and the board is grateful to Tom for his support.

We are now advertising for a new Secretary to replace Tom. This is an unpaid role but offers a great opportunity for someone..