Supporting Our Local Communities

As well as working for a charity, some of our team volunteer for other charities and not-for-profit organisations too. During Volunteers Week (1-7 June), we thought that we would share some of our volunteer roles.

Jason Gaskell, our CEO 

I’m a trustee with Surrey Wildlife Trust.  Having previously worked and volunteered for Northumberland Wildlife Trust, I was keen to stay involved in the WT movement when we moved to Surrey, and a Trusteeship allows me to combine personal interest with professional skills from working in the voluntary sector.

I’m also a rugby coach with Guildfordians Rugby Club.  I have coached mixed teams from under 6 to under 11, and then move up to coach an amazing team of U14 Girls.  Seeing them develop their skills and confidence over the season is fantastic, sharing their joy of the game, the pain of their losses and the euphoria of their (many!) wins.  Next season is a whole new challenge as lead coach of the U16 Girls team.  As well as seeing the players develop and grow, there is a fantastic network of coaches to work with, bounce ideas off and socialise with, from teams across Surrey and beyond.

Vicky Turton, our Good Neighbour Schemes Co-Ordinator

As well as helping community groups to set up and run good neighbour schemes, I’m a volunteer for my local scheme too.

I have been a volunteer with WEBCare –  a good neighbour scheme in Bisley since it launched in 1995.  I am on the committee, I answer the phones, and I am a driver with the scheme.

Dianne Roberts, our Community Champions Co-ordinator

I’m a trustee for HomeStart Spelthorne, where I serve as a safeguarding trustee, ensuring the Committee staff and volunteers are up to date with training and are aware of their responsibilities, plus I check our policies and practice re recruitment, supervision etc.

Justine Aldous, our Marketing Manager

I help to promote the activities and events organised by the PTA at my children’s secondary school and I’m also a volunteer moderator for my local community’s Facebook group. Having spent a lot of time promoting the flexibility of volunteering for good neighbour schemes, I have joined Guildford Care as a volunteer driver too.