Ali, Deputy Head of Development & Quality

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Why do you work for Turning Tides?

I had known about Turning Tides for a number of years with some friends and family working for the charity. I had done some fundraising for them and loved that I was able to support such a great local charity, so when I came back from travelling, looking for a career change, I was really happy to see a temporary opportunity to work for the charity. Initially I picked up a 8 week temporary contract and now 4 years later, I am still here!

What do you love about your job?

It sounds really cheesy, but genuinely I love every aspect of my job. I appreciate all the wonderful people I get to meet on a daily basis; volunteers, clients and colleagues. It is a very friendly place to work and I am constantly learning.

The job gives me hope…. Sometimes it can be hard to see kindness in the world and feel part of a community, I feel that working with volunteers on a daily basis with shared values, I get to see so much kindness and compassion.

What is something you are proud of?

I am proud to work alongside some incredible people. I am proud that we have people in our volunteer team who have supported the charity since the outset. I am proud that we have opportunities for everyone in our community to get involved, whether its 1 day a year or 1 day a week.

I am really proud that our incredible volunteers have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!