May volunteer of the Month

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For May we couldn’t choose just 1 volunteer… This academic year we have seen some amazing volunteers taking part in and leading on such brilliant projects. So for May you can have 4 fab volunteers of the month!


Well done everyone!


Ella – Grow Volunteer

Ella has been a consistent volunteer with Grow Volunteer all year and has encouraged others to get involved along the way. She takes great interest in growing and her enthusiasm is infections.


Dianne Odede – Micro Volunteering

Dianne has attended a number of micro volunteering events during the exam period where she has helped make a load of wiggly bags for children undergoing cancer treatment. Dianne’s enthusiasm is second to none, she always makes everyone in the group smile, making us all feel at ease and welcome as though they have known each other for a long time. Dianne has been taking some bags home to make in her own time and has even taken on a new project to help the same children.


Liam Plunkett – Stu Brew

Liam is a full time PhD student and despite a very busy time in his studies he has always completed tasks associated with his role on time bringing attractive and effective designs for beer badges and promotional material.  His introduction of a range of Stu Brew merchandise deserves praise.

In the past couple of months, Liam has gone above expectations of his role by coming into the brewery to address the dynamic needs of the enterprise sometimes very last minute.  For example, he received and dealt with a 1 tonne malt delivery on his own during the bank holiday when no one else was available.  During this time he also reorganised the malt store which saves the Project Worker valuable time when doing the stock take therefore freeing up time for other tasks.  Previously, Liam assisted with other large deliveries such as the new fridge and 48 x steel casks.  He also led the clean down for the May Brewery Bash where he spent more hours than the rest of the committee in ensuring the brewery was back in good condition for brewing and research.

As other members of the 2018/19 committee have started to wind down this month, Liam had to work twice as hard since there was no one to replace him but he still fulfilled his role as well as prepare handover materials for potential applicants.


Micaela Mossop - The Natural History Society

Micaela has done a fabulous job with taking the lead on The Natural History Society volunteering manging a small group of students which has been a fantastic link between the Society and Newcastle University students. This has now been forged into a lasting relationship that allows students to learn about conservation and contribute to the local area. The group now volunteers every two weeks at Gosforth Park, which greatly helps the reserve accomplish large, laborious tasks.


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