We’re delighted to introduce our new Volunteer Manager, Claire Craigie, who has joined the Trust this month.
As is the case for many charities, volunteers have in important role in supporting our work; enabling us to reach those who need our assistance, helping individuals and families to complete our application forms and supporting our fundraising and awareness-raising activities.
As Claire explains, she is bringing very relevant experience to her new role: “I am here to develop the role of volunteers within the trust and ensure they have a great time volunteering with us. This involves everything from writing role descriptions to recruiting and training volunteers. Having only just started with the Trust I am learning all about its activities and how it supports the police service, but I am looking forward to meeting supporters from each force across the UK and exploring ways we can help each other.
“Previously I worked for the British Red Cross for almost five years, where we recruited various volunteers to support people after an injury or illness to get back to being independent. Hopefully my experience will mean we can really expand on the support the PDT can provide to those officers, serving or former, when they need it.
“On a personal note, I love watching films, painting and reading.”
The Volunteer Manager post is a newly-created role which will enable us to expand our network of volunteers and provide them with greater support. In turn we are confident this will help us to reach more officers and families who could benefit from the financial and welfare support we offer.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer we will post information on how you can get involved on our website and social media, as well as in future editions of the newsletter.