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Thought leadership

For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we gain expert alumni insight through our guest blog posts. Discover the thoughts of fellow alumni who have gone on to become leaders in the volunteering sector.

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Campaign volunteering: the voices for our countryside

"For volunteering professionals this year’s coronavirus pandemic has been both a challenge and a huge opportunity..."

Crewenna Dymond (Geography 1997, PhD 2003), Director for Volunteering and Partnerships at CPRE, the countryside charity, reflects on how volunteers can make a difference and change lives.

Volunteering: the myths and the magic

"I’m here to tell you why volunteering can really add a touch of magic, and how you can make it work for you, as well as making a positive difference to others..."

Emma Douglas (Journalism and Broadcast Media 2005), Supporter Care Manager at BBC Children in Need, dispels some of the myths about volunteering.

Volunteering - Activism That Changes Lives

"Through channelling our anger against injustice into volunteering, we can change lives for the better."

Heather Conboy (Politics 2018), Helpline Volunteer Coordinator at Kirklees and Calderdale Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, reflects on the role volunteering plays in fighting injustice.