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.

Marsha Jones, Countywide Community Services Manager

7 October 2019

7 October 2019

Marsha Jones is a Countywide Community Services Manager for Specialist Teams at the Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. After being discouraged to become an actress, Marsha was told that nursing would be a good career path.  After taking up a role, she hasn’t looked back and she’s taken the time to tell us why. Can […]

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Paul Ketchley, Associate Lecturer

3 October 2019

3 October 2019

Paul Ketchley is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. While working for the Open University, Paul occasionally uses a foreign language at work.  Although this is mostly when travelling abroad for residential trips, he thinks that knowing another language is a big benefit. Could you give us some examples of when you have used […]

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Adam Stewart, Engagement Officer

23 September 2019

23 September 2019

Adam Steward is an Engagement Officer for the NHS Leeds CCG. “Going with the flow” is the advice Adam would give to young people interested in his career.  This is especially poignant as Adam wasn’t aware that this was a career option for him. Can you give some example of what you do in a […]

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Rita Rosenback, Author, Blogger, and Coach

19 September 2019

19 September 2019

Rita Rosenback is an Author, Blogger, and Coach with www.multilingualparenting.com. While working in the education and coaching sectors, Rita constantly uses a language other than English.  When asked how often she uses another language at work, Rita replied: “I mainly do my job in a language other than English.” Could you give us some examples […]

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Ian Hall, Macmillan Social Worker

9 September 2019

9 September 2019

Ian Hall is a Macmillan Social Worker for the Northumbria Health Care Trust. Starting off his career in the Royal Navy, Ian proves that you do not have to continue in the same line of work that you started in.  Changing careers for a few reasons, he now works as a Macmillan Social Worker. Can […]

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Stephanie Frackowiak, Regional Services Director

5 September 2019

5 September 2019

Stephanie Frackowiak is the Regional Services Director at Sprinklr. Working in social media technology, Stephanie uses a language other than English everyday.  While being bilingual certainly does help her out when she is at work, Stephanie thinks that for a language to be useful at work you have to be “conversational”. Could you give us […]

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Russell Fichett, Advanced Practice Therapeutic Radiographer

26 August 2019

26 August 2019

Russell Fichett is an Advanced Practice Therapeutic Radiographer at Norfolk and Norwich University Foundation Trust. Everyone in working for the NHS does amazing work at keeping the nation healthy, including Russell.  His work with cutting-edge computer software and his research changes the lives of patients with cancer and he is always developing his skills to […]

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Reena Rayani, Sales Associate

22 August 2019

22 August 2019

Reena Rayani is a Sales Associate at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Working in investment banking, Reena constantly uses other languages when writing emails, speaking to clients and colleagues, and while travelling abroad for work.  When asked about the benefits of using a language other than English, she said: “The benefit of this is […]

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Victoria Thompson, Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist

12 August 2019

12 August 2019

Victoria Thompson works as a Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist for the East London Foundation Trust. Before starting a career with the NHS, Victoria undertook work experience at a private podiatry practice.  Finding that this was a career that interested her and that she enjoyed, she applied for a three year degree and, after completion, for a […]

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Zara Head, Lead Nurse Primary Care Quality

29 July 2019

29 July 2019

Zara is the Lead Nurse of Primary Care Quality at NHS Doncaster CCG. Becoming a Registered Nurse in 1993, Zara’s career has progressed well as her skills and experiences have grown.  From working directly with patients in Accident and Emergency to becoming a Queen’s Nurse, Zara has detailed her experiences below. Can you give some […]

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