Volunteering development team

Shaun Delaney, Volunteering development manager

Shaun Delaney

Shaun looks at NCVO’s strategy for volunteer management and good practice. This includes the information and resources provided through NCVO Knowhow. Shaun also has responsibility for the volunteering newsletter and Volunteers' Week

Previously, Shaun was head of volunteering at Samaritans, supporting the involvement of over 20,000 volunteering, reducing suicide across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Before that, he spent a number of years with Volunteer Centre Greenwich, leading on income generation and supporting 300+ member organising to involve volunteers. Here, he also worked on Olympic/Paralympic related programmes including Team London Ambassadors and developed the Greenwich 2012 Volunteers programme.

He is currently volunteer trustee of Greater London Volunteering and has volunteered with various organisations since the age of eight.

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Jarina Choudhury, Volunteering development consultant

jarina choudhury 96x96Jarina works full time in the Volunteering development team providing guidance to public, private and voluntary organisations on volunteering strategy, design and implementation of volunteering programmes.

    • Currently supporting a group of volunteer leaders to develop a volunteering strategy for their own organisations.
    • Responsible for ensuring up to date guidance on NCVO Knowhow (volunteering) and Volunteers’ Week website (volunteering stories).
    • Develops and delivers in-house training, oversees content for NCVO’s volunteering development training courses.

Previous clients include: Clinks, Home Office, Army Museums Ogilby Trust, Lyme Regis Museum, Sport England, Cambridgeshire Hearing Help, Galaxy Warm Hearted Volunteer, Bond International Volunteer Award.

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Liz Woodman, Volunteering development coordinator

Liz picture webLiz coordinates the work of the Volunteering Development Team and is specifically responsible for the National Volunteering Forums and coordinating Volunteers’ Week. She provides expert advice and support to Volunteer Managers on a day to day basis.

Liz has previously worked in recruitment, personnel, and volunteer management. She co-ordinated the work of a busy volunteer centre in Bristol for over 10 years and more recently has been volunteering officer for Alzheimer’s Society’s central London office. She is committed to volunteering and volunteers herself with a variety of organisations.

        • Liz is specifically responsible for the National Volunteering Forums and coordinating Volunteers’ Week
        • Liz provides expert advice and support to Volunteer Managers on a day to day basis.

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Charlie Gillies, Trainee volunteering development policy officer

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Charlie joined NCVO in 2018 as a trainee policy officer in the Volunteering Development Unit, after completing his social policy postgraduate degree in Glasgow. He supports NCVO’s policy work on volunteering development, produces the monthly round-up blog and helps with the organisation of Volunteers’ Week and the National Volunteering Forums.

Charlie has been volunteering since childhood in various roles including at a community development charity working with the eastern European Roma community in Glasgow, as an adviser at a Citizens Advice bureau and as a Scout leader.

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