We are delighted to announce the appointment of Amanda Naylor OBE as Volunteering Matters’ new Chief Executive, effective of 1st January 2024.

Amanda Naylor brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise that will ensure the organisation can continue to bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. Amanda was previously CEO of Manchester Youth Zone, an organisation with a similar commitment to platforming young voices and creating safe spaces for young people to be themselves and reach their full potential. Before becoming CEO at Manchester Youth Zone, Amanda held senior positions at Barnardo’s and Victim Support.

Amanda Naylor OBE, said:

“I am thrilled to be joining Volunteering Matters, a charity with a long history, making a difference in so many local communities across the UK.  It’s clear the vital work being completed by Volunteering Matters is needed more than ever during what are challenging times for many of our communities, providing a connection, voice, levelling up of opportunity and purpose for many.”

Paul Reddish, CEO of Volunteering Matters, said:

“We are delighted that Amanda is joining us as the new Chief Executive of Volunteering Matters. Amanda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are excited to welcome her, marking a new phase for Volunteering Matters.”

Anne Neal, Chair of Volunteering Matters, said:

“We are thrilled that Amanda will join us as our new CEO. She has an exceptional track record and will bring inspirational leadership, insight and experience with a genuine passion for social justice. Our trustees and I know this powerful combination will enable Volunteering Matters to move forward with pace and confidence.”

Emma Thomas-Hancock, Director of Delivery, Volunteering Matters, said,

“The trustees, staff and volunteers at Volunteering Matters look forward to welcoming Amanda to the team. Amanda’s energy, enthusiasm, and unwavering commitment to social justice will enable Volunteering Matters to continue to grow and thrive alongside the communities we work with. We are excited to introduce Amanda to our fantastic volunteers, staff, partners, and projects. We look forward to working alongside Amanda to move Volunteering Matters into its next exciting chapter and seeing what 2024 holds for the charity and the people who work with us.”

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