Meet our volunteers

What motivates our volunteers and what do they get out of it? Our community of over 55,000 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.

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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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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