What I Do

Here’s what I’m up to right now. If you’d like to work with me, get in touch.

Workshops: Funding and Communication
How to get funding for a community project | Social media training for community groups | Keeping track of volunteer hours | manage remote volunteers | Charity comms training
Training: Leading Kids Activities
Cooking from Scratch with Young Children: a Kids Kitchen Course Since we set up Kids Kitchen we've now supported over forty people through the learning process themselves, some of whom are now training alongside me too. "Being part of this …
Supporting Volunteer Coordinators
In a large organisation – like Essex Wildlife Trust, I support the coordinators to build their skills, share their experience with newer members of the team and bring challenges to a supportive space. Regular Volunteer Management Training covering recruitment, defining …
Social Enterprise Wrangling
Yup, that's a stock photo up there. I really don't have a good picture of me doing any of the following necessary but dull things for the success of a small social enterprise! Setting up and supporting an online community …
Research and Website Administration
Resource Gathering, web layout and network engagement for the set-up of the Helpforce Learning Network. Day to day, I manage a Wix website, and a WordPress website and am equally frustrated and enthused by both!
Event Planning and Publicity
Apply for funding for a community project | Event Planning | Training | Community projects | Refugee Projects
Developing Ultra-Clear Roles and Person Specs
With both volunteers and paid staff – there is nothing more important than being clear about what you need, and communicating that. We often don't find time for it when our group is volunteer led, or the team is stretched …
Crowdfunding and Kickstarting
Stories and Supper: "Positive migration stories and mouthwatering recipes will combine in a book that will help us all change the story on migration…" As well as fundraising for the bulk of the project, and generating our own income from …
Cooking with Kids
As well as training for those that want to develop family cooking themselves, and managing the day to day of the Kids Kitchen Collective, I do the occasional kids cooking session… sometimes with my young apprentice…! We'll be at festivals …