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.

Dr. Cristina Aguilera Xiol, Scientist

19 May 2017

19 May 2017

I studied Biochemistry at the University; in my class there were far more young women than men – no need to count, it was evident. During my PhD in Biomedicine, around half of the students were female. During my PostDoc, the number of women started to decrease but, more importantly, most of the Group leaders […]

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Lieta Marziali, Artist

19 May 2017

19 May 2017

I became a volunteer because I was eager to share my journey with the younger generation. Despite today’s job market shifting towards more varied and portfolio careers, there is still enormous pressure on children to “get it right” first time. This can start as early as picking extra-curricular activities in primary school, and certainly it […]

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Jan Rausch, Freelance Interpretator

19 May 2017

19 May 2017

I think it’s an absolute privilege to have a job that allows you to do something you thoroughly enjoy. So I feel extremely lucky to have been able to establish myself as a freelance interpreter. I love languages and can use them in a job where no day is ever the same. I get to […]

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Matthew Carlisle, Medical Engineer

19 May 2017

19 May 2017

From a Young age, I always took an interest in building things. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather who found all kinds of different projects for us to work on including model airplanes and houses.  As I grew up, I continued to take the same approach, making and modifying things to suit […]

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