our team

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, Communications Co-ordinator

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?

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