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.

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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Shareen Pavaday, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead

22 July 2019

22 July 2019

Shareen is an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead at North Middlesex University. Starting her NHS career off working in the Radiotherapy Department, Shareen used her experience and skills to get into her current position.  Below, Shareen details her journey and why she decided to make a change.   I qualified as a Therapy Radiographer and […]

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Raj Kanwal, Investigations Officer

27 June 2019

27 June 2019

Raj is an Investigations Officer for HMRC. Recently, Raj attended a few events for our Inspiring London campaign at the Guildhall, where he detailed his experiences at the HMRC.  If you’d like to find out more about this event, please click here. What did you want to be when you grew up and why? A […]

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Martin Holloway, Field Operations Director

26 June 2019

26 June 2019

Martin is a Field Operations Director at HomeServe. Graduating from university with a degree in Geography during a recession, Martin found it difficult to find the job he wanted.  However, that doesn’t stop his past experiences from benefitting him in his current position. What motivated you to volunteer? I remember being pretty clueless about what […]

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Sarah Rimell, Specialist Podiatrist

19 June 2019

19 June 2019

Sarah works as a Specialist Podiatrist at the Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust. Registering to go into schools to talk to children about her career, Sarah’s main motivation for signing up to Inspiring the Future is to make young people more aware about Podiatry and what a great profession it is. Why do you feel it’s […]

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Una Madill, Specialist Podiatrist

11 June 2019

11 June 2019

Una is a Specialist Podiatrist at the East Sussex Health Care Trust. Having studied at university to become a Podiatrist, Una has some advice for young people searching for a career.  The first thing on her list is to consider the pathways available, such as university degrees and apprenticeships, and to look into the routes […]

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