Spotlight on Our Volunteers

Spotlight on Our Volunteers

 At Rosie May Foundation, we couldn’t do the work we do without the help of all of our wonderful in-office volunteers.

Our volunteers contribute to the smooth running of our Rosie May Office in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, where all fundraising for the charity is coordinated. This is integral to ensuring that our grassroots projects, such as Project Hope, can fulfil their potential and run sustainably.

Our volunteers help us with a number of roles in the office, including researching funding opportunities, supporting us with events, networking with local businesses and organising our Rosie May pop-up shop!

Our volunteers often offer their advice and own expertise from a previous field of work. We are truly lucky to have such dedicated, eager and kind volunteers who are always willing to contribute more than is asked!

We interviewed a couple of our volunteers to find out what they enjoy about giving their time at the Rosie May Foundation.

1. What is your name and background?
My name is Christine Stanley and for 33 years I was a secondary school teacher of PE and Pastoral head.
My name is Sue and I taught at a primary school for around 30 years and also taught English as a foreign language in Tanzania for a while

2. Why did you become a volunteer with the Rosie May Foundation?
Christine: I have helped to raise in excess of £10,000 through charity events at the Minster School in Southwell, Nottingham.
I also went out to Sri Lanka in June with my daughter to do charity work.
Sue: I saw on social media that the Rosie May Foundation had opened an office in Bingham and were looking for volunteers to help with some office duties and after looking at the charity decided it was something I would like to get involved with.

3. What does your role as a volunteer entail? Give an example of something you have helped us with.
Christine :I have had the pleasure of interviewing and mentoring university interns at the charity on a weekly basis and helped to produce pre and post questionnaires to assess their experience.
Sue: I have helped with various office duties including folding and stapling programmes for Strictly Rosie May, asking for support from local shops and proof reading.

4. What do you enjoy about volunteering for the Rosie May Foundation?
Christine: I love the interaction of the young students. Their enthusiasm, drive and contribution is inspiring. Their youthfulness and personalities are infectious. It’s a real pleasure to meet them.
Sue: I enjoy learning new office skills while helping a worthwhile cause.

5. What task do you consider has contributed the most impact as a volunteer?
Christine :I hope that by being at the charity as a neutral person I have given all the interns the opportunity to communicate any concerns they have without feeling prejudice.

Research interns from the University of Nottingham meet female farmers in Nepal

This year myself, Polly, and three other volunteers from the University of Nottingham have been in Devghat, near Chitwan National Park researching the impact of the Rosie May Foundation and their partner SAHAS Nepal’s work with a female farming cooperative. Through interviews with individual members of the cooperative and a focus group we gathered information on how being a part...

Research Interns from the University of Nottingham visit Bhadaure Mountain Village in rural Nepal

Research Interns from the University of Nottingham visit Bhadaure Mountain Village in rural Nepal. As part of the Rosie May Foundation’s summer research internship programme in Nepal, ourselves and four other students stayed in a remote mountain village called Bhadure, where a partnership is being set up with the school through a local NGO SAHAS Nepal to support the community....

Our 6 Local University Interns who helped us in 2019

We had 6 University Interns who helped us at the Rosie May Foundation during 2019! Read what they had to say about there time with us! 1. Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself: Andrew: Andrew Cunnington – I’m a graphic design graduate from the University of Derby. I enjoy designing, crafting and playing ball hockey. Georgia: My...