Volunteering

The Food Bank (2015 – present)
Working with a team for one evening a month packing food into boxes ready for families in need.

The Umbrella Fair (2009-2015)
I have worked with UFO developing their ethics and ethos, facilitating the visioning day to create the principles on which the organisation is built. I was a member of the interview panel in November 2014 to employ for the funded and paid positions within UFO.
I work for a week each summer setting up and supporting the two day long festival on the racecourse. During the festival I work in the busy control centre; co-ordinating activities around site, meeting and inducting volunteers, matching volunteers with jobs, and ensuring the smooth running of the festival. I also help to organise the celebration evening for the volunteers. I volunteer in the Pavilion when I am able.

Parklands Primary School and Nursery School (2006-2007)
I ran communities of enquiry in the school, listened to reading in year 2 and supported reading activities at nursery.

Telephone Counselling (1996-1998)
I used active listening skills and person-centred counselling to support young people who rang the helpline.