My areas of expertise include:

Youth Engagement

  • Developing meaningful roles and opportunities for young people to volunteer or participate in co-production activities, from initial design to evaluation
  • Delivering youth engagement plans and activities

Examples of my experience in this field include:

  • Designing and leading the co-production of a conference for young people about managing their mental health, for Rethink Mental Illness. I recruited 10 young champions with lived experience of mental illness and worked with them to create the conference, placing them in the lead – from session design to presenting on the day – to ensure it was an event for young people by young people.
  • Designing the strategy and processes for youth engagement in a global campaign for Plan International UK
  • Designing and leading a project with YoungMinds, recruiting, training and supporting young people with lived experience of mental illness to share their stories publicly to effect change. Speaking opportunities include meetings with MPs, interviews with the media such and writing blogs for the charity’s website.

I can offer expert support in developing and delivering your youth engagement offer, whether it’s a one off event or an ongoing programme of activity.

Volunteer Management

  • Developing an effective volunteer engagement strategy
  • Designing meaningful volunteer roles and recruitment plans
  • Creating volunteering programmes, including opportunities for corporate partners
  • Developing policies, systems and processes for volunteer engagement
  • Measurement and evaluation of volunteering programmes

Examples of my experience in this field include:

  • Leading the volunteering programme at IntoUniversity for two years, with responsibility for developing and delivering our volunteering strategy for 1800 volunteers across England as well as delivering several projects on the front line
  • Working in the strategic volunteering team at CLIC Sargent for two years, overseeing recruitment, management and recognition for the organisation and over 3000 volunteers, in addition to leading youth engagement programmes
  • Supporting organisations such as Marie Curie and The Mix on a freelance basis, developing and executing strategic volunteer recruitment drives

If your organisation would benefit from focused support with any aspect of your volunteering programme, whether you’re starting from scratch or have been involving volunteers for years, I would gladly discuss how we could work together.

Please contact me for further information and take a look at my LinkedIn profile for full details of my experience and qualifications.