Be a trustee for Chrysalis

Do you have something to offer the South's leading charity supporting transgender people and their significant others?

Want to get involved shaping Chrysalis’ future?

Why not stand for election to the board of trustees at the AGM?

We are particular looking for people with experience of developing social media strategy, financial management, business management, and personnel management to help us develop.

Please send short bio to giving a bit of information about why you want to stand and the specific skills you can offer Chrysalis as a board member by 5pm Wednesday 23rd January 2019.

Elected Trustees are expected to stand for one year. All trustees stand down at each AGM but can stand for re-election.

As a growing charity Chrysalis is looking for active trustees. You will be expected to attend one meeting a month plus some additional volunteering, a commitment around 10 hours a month. Meetings are generally Saturdays or evenings in Southampton or Warsash.

Annual General Meeting Saturday 26th January

Save the date!

What a long way we have come in nine months! If you are interested in attending Chrysalis' 13th Annual General Meeting on Saturday 26th January then email to register.

The meeting will be held in Warsash from 12noon, more details to follow.

Find out how we have done over the last financial year, listen to our plans for the future, help us celebrate our incredible volunteers and perhaps even stand for election to our board.

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to members.

The venue is accessible however do let us know if you have any special requirements.

I look forward to seeing you there

Andi Maratos
Chief Executive Officer

Recent updates

We are currently reviewing our policies and procedures and will be updating this page soon with important information.

Chrysalis Strategic Aims and Objectives

• To reduce isolation and marginalisation of people with gender identity issues through provision of support and advice so they may better participate in mainstream society, saving lives and reducing mental distress.

• Provide; counselling, advice, training, support, guidance and advocacy services for transgender clients and their families in transition, housing, employment, wellbeing and other matters.

• Raise awareness of Trans matters, champion the rights of and campaign on behalf of transgender people to further social change and respect in everyday activities.

• Enable opportunities for beneficiaries to meet and talk to others with similar experiences.

• Deliver advice, training and outreach to external organisations to advance acceptance of gender dysphoria and transition.

• To make Chrysalis sector leader in Gender Identity matters.

Chrysalis board update

It is with great pride that I can announce today that the Chrysalis members unanimously voted in a fantastic new board of trustees at their 12th AGM on Saturday. A board ready, willing and able to take on the challenges of running a trans support charity in 2018 and onwards. 28 of our 43 members were able to attend the meeting and took part in the voting.

Figure 1, Chrysalis' new management board, from left to right Lennie, Steph, Deanna, Anne, Cassie, Andi, Sammy, Grecia, Jon, Mary

I, and all the members and the new board would like to thank the outgoing trustees as Lionel, Matthew and Louise step down after respectively 10, 12 and 4 years of tireless support as trustees of the charity. Without their dedication, expertise and devotion to duty the charity would not be in the healthy position it is now.
The new board is formed of 9 trustees with Jon taking on the role of Secretary as he enters his fourth year as trustee; Anne remaining in the position of treasurer, starting her fifth year as trustee; and new trustee and co-facilitator of the Fareham & Portsmouth transition group Steph stepping up to take on the responsibility of interim chair.
The other trustees are Grecia, Lennie, Cassie (who returns to the board after previously stepping down), Mary, Deanna and Sammy.
In accordance with our constitution all the trustees are Chrysalis volunteers and include six former beneficiaries.

The new board will be working with the chief executive officer to build on the success of the past 12 years achieved by our founder Dianne, who devoted so much time and effort to providing a lifesaving service to over 500 beneficiaries.
We will be strengthening the support available at our clusters in Southampton, Fareham & Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Bournemouth, building our on line presence and support capabilities and working both locally and nationally to advance acceptance, understanding and support for transgender people and their significant others.

If you are interested in getting involved with Chrysalis then please email for more information.

Thank you to everyone who has shown so much support and devotion to our charity, we are looking towards a bright new future.

Andi Maratos, CEO of Chrysalis