Meet our volunteers

What motivates our volunteers and what do they get out of it? Our community of over 35,000 volunteers from a huge range of jobs across the UK all have a story to tell about why they want to help inspire young people to do the jobs they love.

Find out about some of their jobs, experiences and why they volunteer here. If you are a volunteer and would like to share your experience to be featured please do so here.

Paul Bolton, Nurse

1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals (NHS Foundation Trust). When Paul studying for his GCSE’s, all he wanted to be when he grew up was a journalist.  However, he became disenchanted with this career when he realised that there were so few jobs available. During his time with […]

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David Tollafield, Retired Podiatrist

1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Retired Podiatrist and Consultant Podiatric Surgeon at Consulting Foot Pain. Not everybody ends up doing what they thought they would when they were a child, just like David Tollafield.  David had wanted to grow up to be a veterinary surgeon, but he ended up taking a completely different route and became a Podiatric Surgeon. Whilst […]

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Chukwuma Anolue, Adminstrative Officer

19 December 2018

19 December 2018

Find out a bit about Chukwuma, an Administrative Officer for the Home Office, in this short post. He tells us about his journey with Inspiring the Future so far and why you should volunteer with us too.

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Asa Buchanan, Restructuring and Insolvency Solicitor

12 November 2018

12 November 2018

Say hello to Asa. He is one of our amazing volunteers, helping us to inspire the next generation by visiting local schools to talk to young people and children about his job as a Restructuring and Insolvency Solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP. In this short blog post, Asa talks about his job and […]

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Lynn Howes, Marketing and Development Manager at ALRA

2 November 2018

2 November 2018

Meet one of our Inspiring the Future of Theatre Ambassadors, Lynn. Currently working as Marketing and Development Manager at ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) Lynn signed up to inspire children and young people about the theatre industry.

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Renton L’heureux, Consultant Paediatrician

29 October 2018

29 October 2018

Meet one of our NHS Ambassadors. Growing up in Belguim and South Africa, Renton fell in love with the NHS when he moved to England to further his studies. He now wants to help ensure the growth and continued improvement of the NHS, which is why he is sharing his passion for the NHS with young […]

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