Peter is began at FareShare South West as a student on his 3rd year Occupational Therapy Placement from UWE, assisting the then Volunteer Manager. After graduating, he took over the role on a part-time basis and, after a short break, returned in 2018 and has been here ever since!
Peter’s duties include recruitment and retention of volunteers, covering everything from legal compliance, outreach, liaising with support, employment and social services, as well as providing day-to-day advice and guidance to our volunteers, many of whom come from vulnerable backgrounds and diverse walks of life.
Peter says: “The thing I love most about the job is meeting new people, understanding their motivation to volunteer and individual needs, and supporting them to grow in confidence and self-belief. I’m rarely happier than when I hear that a volunteer who came to FSSW lacking skills or confidence is now at a point where they are moving on to education or employment, as I like to think I’ve been privileged to have been able to be with them on that journey, and help in what little ways I can.”
Get in touch with him to hear more about volunteering opportunities at FSSW: firstname.lastname@example.org