Volunteer Welfare Coordinator

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My vision is for all SKIP branches to recruit happy, diverse, and informed volunteers, who are all able to participate in safe and effective projects.

My mission is to facilitate, and improve the recruitment and welfare of branch volunteers, through provision of support to branch committees, in addition to research into factors affecting recruitment. I believe SKIP provides the perfect platform for development and truly makes a difference to lives worldwide. This should be accessible to all.

I first became involved with SKIP in 2012 through the HYMS branch where I heard about their project in Tanzania. I really wanted to be a part of the amazing project they run, so applied and volunteered in Summer 2013. After a fantastic project, I joined the committee as Volunteer and Recruitment Coordinator and continued as Joint Project Coordinator the following year. After gaining and learning so much during that year, I wanted to continue the journey so applied for National for my current role which I am continuing in for a second year, and really looking forward to it!

One of the things I am most excited about this year is exploring my role further after becoming comfortable in it over the past year. I’m also looking forward to getting to know the new National Committee, and also my new branch: Lancaster!

Outside of SKIP I’m a final year medical student on placements around Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. When I’m not on the wards, I enjoy cooking in many an awful student kitchen, socialising with friends, and daydreaming about future travel plans.

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