Dave, Centre Manager
I look old but actually I’m only 25, years in the voluntary sector can do that to a person! I used to have luxurious locks cascading past my shoulders like a fine waterfall, now I grow more hair on my chin than on my head. I walked into The Volunteer Centre in 1996 and they can’t seem to get rid of me, or is it the other way round?
Janet, Elderfriends Co-ordinator
I came to the The Volunteer Centre in 2010 after being made redundant. Little did I know, I would end up volunteering in the office. That gave me the confidence to apply for the Elderfriends Co-ordinator role, which I am so passionate about. My other passion is coffee – especially with gingerbread syrup!
Steve, Safe & Sound Co-ordinator
I’d known about the Volunteer Centre for some years and redundancy gave me the opportunity to re-asses what I’d like to do. The chance came to work for the VC. Outside of work I’ve a passion for all things ‘old’, especially magical, mysterious, machines, gadgetry, men’s vintage clothing and industrial design.
Liz, Centre Administrator
I started as an office volunteer in 2003 and became admin assistant in 2009, for me that was a tremendous achievement and I now, am very passionate about volunteering and the benefits it can give to people. In my spare time I enjoy undertaking new challenges, skiing, Taekwondo, and walking my dog Archie.
Magnus, Freelance Communications
I’m usually found glued to my screen making things happen on the internet and bolting together posters, videos, logos and associated things. Is that kettle on?