How long have you been a Trustee for PCVS?
I’ve been a trustee since 2017 so four years now!
Why did you want to become a trustee? I’ve always had an interest in getting involved in the community and was already volunteering with several organisations when I was introduced to PCVS. I always relish the opportunity to organise for change and work at making the world a better place, and so getting more involved with PCVS was a natural way to take this forward.
When you are not working as a trustee, what do you do? I am a software engineer by day, working on an IBM iSeries mainframe. I am also involved in managing the local renter’s union.
What is your proudest achievement as a Trustee for PCVS? Seeing the great work our staff and volunteers do is what makes me proud to be part the PCVS family; it is always a fantastic feeling seeing how much the organisation is able to achieve and we can only do this with the help of everyone involved. In particular the way we’ve coped and adapted through lockdown to keep moving forward on our projects and look after each other has been heart-warming.
What is your top tip for those who are considering becoming a trustee? As with anything, it is what you make it… you get out what you put in! As I’ve said PCVS is a great organisation to be involved with and I’d recommend it to anyone who has skills or a new perspective to bring to the table, or if you want to learn more about how organisations are governed with some hands on experience.
What is your favourite hobby?
During lockdown I’ve taken up making small wooden furniture, and its now one of my favourite things to do. I do need to practice not cutting myself with the chisels though!