With over 20 years' experience working with older people from residential social worker, managing Care Homes to organising care in the community, Avis has unswerving passion to help improve the lives of people who are in need of extra support. Not only does she keep the wheels of our organisation turning, she is also a befriender and matches our volunteers with clients to ensure the perfect fit, allowing real friendships to develop.
Kate has spent a lifetime crunching the numbers and puts her wealth of experience to good use managing our budgets and expenses to ensure our numbers are always in the black! As a volunteer, Kate is a befriender whose weekly visits always involve a good chat, plenty of tea and of course a nice slice of cake.
Ann keeps our house in order to being legally compliant, and managing our volunteer training programme as well as mountains of paperwork needed to keep the lights on! Ann is employed by the Royal Voluntary Service, and so has a dual role, working at the Centre she is always around for a chat.
With a career that spans the army, the post office and the police, Jean is perfect to manage our monthly communication with our volunteers. Jean has been a volunteer befriender for over 8 years, and she takes pleasure in hearing people's life stories, finding common grounds, and having a really good laugh.
Steve is the man on the ground from the Royal Voluntary Service; he manages the centre, as well as being the manager of all Royal Voluntary Service activities for Oxfordshire, and a local councilor. Steve is deeply involved with the visitors to the centre, and enjoys taking 5 minutes out to sip on a mocha and catch up with what's going on.