I became a trustee for the Volunteer Centre very recently, when I was co-opted as the board member in early 2019. Having shadowed a couple of board meetings, I was impressed by the keenness and challenge each and every member brings to the discussions to make Volunteer Centre a thriving organisation for the benefit of it's community.
With a background in mental health, I have been a volunteer for a significant part of my professional life and am grateful for the positive impact it has had on me. I have been working in Kensington & Chelsea for more than three years now, during which I have had several opportunities to work alongside the Volunteer Centre on a number of projects. I can professionally vouch for the compassion and initiative which is embedded in all VCKC's staff and volunteers, and that's what drew me to try and utilise my community engagement experience and bring in the practice of a person-centered well-being approach into its governance.
I believe in co-existence and trust my work on sharing knowledge while utilising and strengthening the community-based assets to build resilience, practice empowerment and living with dignity.
I hope to tap into my professional learning and the insight and understanding of local network and systems along with the expertise of others in the board to solidify VCKC's position even further.