Our team

Our team

Meet our dedicated and experienced team.

Gemma Sharp 

Business Development Manager

Gemma works with businesses to achieve their social value and sustainability goals through employee volunteering. She is passionate about the win-win – employee volunteering means everyone benefits!

Gemma started with a corporate background before moving into the voluntary sector and has worked with Volunteering Matters since 2008. She also volunteers as co-chair of her local pre-school.

Qasim Sheikh

Business Development Manager

Qasim has a vast amount of experience, nearing 10 years in Business Development across various sectors and previously played Cricket professionally for Scotland.

Qasim’s key focus is building relationships with new and existing clients for Volunteering Works and Get the Gen to highlight opportunities available to them. He is also passionate about ending discrimination and is a podcaster in his spare time.

Sean Turnbull

Volunteering Works Project Manager

Sean supports our clients by managing and designing employee volunteering programmes that engage and empower their staff and have real impact on communities around London. 

Sean says that the most rewarding aspect of his role is seeing the transformation corporate volunteers have on communities whether that’s opening doors for young people’s futures through employability workshops or making neglected green spaces usable again.

Valerie Brittin

Volunteering Works Engagement Manager

Val’s role is to match team leaders from different companies with community organisations for a successful and fulfilling volunteering session. She has worked with us since 2012.

Val’s favourite part of the role is seeing volunteers make a tangible difference and young people ask questions and take on board new skills and experiences within a learning session.

Emily Boylan

Volunteering Works Delivery Leader

Emily’s journey started with Volunteering Matters 10 years ago, firstly as a volunteer and then taking on various full-time roles. 

Emily feels so fortunate to be a part of and to lead a national team of amazing people, and to be able to help others to be or give the best version of themselves to enable those in society most in need of support and empowerment to receive it.

Read Emily’s blog post

Graham Robertson

Director – Volunteering Matters Enterprise Directorate

Graham is the Director for the Enterprise Directorate leading the Volunteering Works and Get the Gen brands. He has over 12 years’ experience in senior leadership within the charity sector and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lawscot Foundation.

Graham’s passion for young people and dedication to support progression in Social Mobility shines through in every aspect of his work. 

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