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.

12 October 2016
Blog, 2016, October, Jessica Lightfoot

As part of our Volunteer Management–The Essentials training we ask participants about the benefits and challenges of involving volunteers in our organisations.

5 May 2015
Jessica Lightfoot, Blog, Standards, 2015, May, For Organisations

Last Autumn I completed the training to be an assessor for Investing in Volunteers (IiV). Since starting at Volunteer Scotland I’ve learned that IiV is a great way for organisations to develop their volunteer management practice, celebrate volunteering within their organisation...

17 November 2014
Jessica Lightfoot, Blog, 2014, November, Training, Practice, For Organisations

We all know what it’s like to join a new organisation, either as a volunteer or a member of staff; there’s loads to learn and sometimes it can take a while to understand everything you need to know.

21 August 2014
Blog, Jessica Lightfoot, 2014, August, Practice, Training, For Organisations

We often talk about how communication is crucial to building effective relationships with volunteers and supporting them fully in their roles, but perhaps we need to talk about how many volunteers one person can manage at a time...