Jessica Lightfoot

Jess is a Learning and Practice Development Officer at Volunteer Scotland, delivering face-to-face and online training, and is an Investing in Volunteers Assessor. Jess has previously worked at the British Red Cross and the National Trust in London, supporting volunteer managers to ensure a consistent, high quality volunteering experience. Jess has been involved in a variety of fields including local sport and community organisations, and currently volunteers with Scottish Refugee Council and Sparta Trampoline Club. She’d love to hear from you!

27 November 2017
Blog, Standards, For Organisations, 2017, November, Jessica Lightfoot

Here’s some fantastic news for anyone involved in employer supported volunteering – volunteering through work has been shown to have a positive impact on individual wellbeing.

11 October 2017
Blog, October, 2017, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Jessica Lightfoot

We know that volunteering can have a positive impact on individual wellbeing, with benefits for both volunteers themselves and their communities, and many volunteers offer direct support for service users or clients to overcome unexpected challenges or emotionally difficult situations.

9 January 2017
Blog, 2017, January, Jessica Lightfoot, For Organisations

We recently spotted Vicki Sellick’s article The Rise of the Armchair Volunteer which suggests that in 2017 people will increasingly volunteer from home.