Director of Advocacy
Kate joined Groundswell in October 2012 and has been working in volunteer management for the last fifteen years. Her first job was managing London Nightline where she was the only paid member of staff, working with 100 volunteers. Since then she has worked in a variety of different volunteer management roles including National Volunteer Manager at Terrence Higgins Trust and Information Officer at Volunteering England. She has also managed projects making volunteering more accessible; spearheading the campaign to allow volunteers on benefits to claim lunch expenses. Kate has had several books on volunteering published, including ‘Good Practice Guide’, ‘Deciding Whether to Involve Volunteers’ and ‘Selecting Volunteers’ written for Volunteering England, and ‘Working With Volunteers: a Good Practice Guide for Refugee Community Organisations’ – written for the Evelyn Oldfield Unit. Kate now oversee’s our Homeless Health Peer Advocacy (HHPA) service across London.