Local Cheshire East Volunteer Steps Up the Career Ladder into New Social Action Partnership Job Role to Support Other Volunteers

We are pleased to welcome Sara Lamond to the Cheshire East Social Action Partnership team as our new Volunteering and Engagement Coordinator, especially as Sara is a volunteer herself and knows first hand what help and support is needed across this sector.

Following a long and varied career in the business world, Sara was furloughed in April 2020. After registering with Cheshire East’s People Helping People initiative she was linked up with her local volunteering group and since then has been actively involved in volunteering with the Nantwich Buddies. From weekly shopping to supporting the incredible vaccination programme, Sara has been providing all sorts of help over the last 12 months.

Sara Lamond, Volunteer & Engagement Coordinator said: “Volunteering has opened up a whole new world for me. When I began with Nantwich Buddies, I didn’t imagine that a year later I would be working with CESAP to help support and develop volunteering in Cheshire East communities. It has literally been life-changing, meeting new people, getting involved with my local community and changing career! I’m looking forward to meeting many volunteers across Cheshire East and to supporting voluntary sector organisations to ensure they are given all the help, guidance and advice they need.”