Volunteer Groups


Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Volunteering Team at The SU Bath - Tessa, Katherine and Beckie


Meet the Team SU Volunteering

The Volunteering team source fantastic volunteering opportunities for any students who want to gain extra skills, meet others or improve their wellbeing. The team also helps local community organisations and charities share their opportunities with University of Bath students and host a range of volunteering events.
 

Viktor Toshev

Viktor is your elected Activities Officer for 22-23. He is originally from Bulgaria but lived in France for five years so enjoys a glass (or two) of French wine. Before becoming an officer Viktor did a BSc in Management including a placement working in Procurement for GSK in London, which he absolutely adored.

He wants to encourage and make it easier for students to join society and volunteer groups to gain skills and improve wellbeing. He found these groups made his university life feel more balanced.

If you are searching for support, have a query, or need a chat with a SU representative, feel free to contact him at SUactivities@bath.ac.uk or through Facebook

 

Anna Boneham

Anna is the Volunteering and Societies Manager here at the SU, this involves responsibility for the strategic planning and direction of the area; as well as being responsible for health and safety and financial good practice.

Anna studied Social Policy at Anglia Ruskin Uni as a mature student and graduated at the grand ‘old’ age of 32. Whilst at Uni, Anna became involved in volunteering for a variety of organisations and then started working for the Oxfam development team in Cambridge, with a move to Bath in 1998 to continue her role with the Oxfam Bristol team.

Anna has travelled around quite a lot but made Bath her home where she now lives with her husband and son. She is part of the ‘Bath Women’s Fund’ that celebrates and supports organisations that empower women, girls and families and is also a volunteer befriender for AGE UK.

Anna has worked in the SU since 2000 (yikes!!) and now oversees Volunteering and Societies where she is responsible for managing and developing the area.
 

 

Beckie Upton

Beckie is a Volunteering Coordinator at the SU. Beckie Studied PGCert in Design at UWE and a BA in Contemporary Fine Art Practices at Dartington College of Arts. She has worked on many artistic and creative projects with young people, and within galleries developing volunteering programmes. At the SU she is working to increase activity around sustainability and climate action in volunteering and in the areas of health, wellness and community groups.

As a new student, following her move to Bristol, she set up a project to break the cycle of ‘you have to have experience to get experience’, directing an 8 week residency, exhibition, events and training programme for 8 selected artists and a small team of enthusiastic young volunteers. Since then she has led arts activities in collectives, with organisations and in 2020, received an artistic development grant through ACE for experimental studio practice and community work.

You can chat to Beckie about project planning, creative volunteering, volunteering for sustainable projects, connecting with charities, volunteering for employability.


 

Tessa Kerslake

Tessa is a Volunteering Coordinator at the SU, where she supports student groups, including RAG and other fundraising projects. Originally from London, Tessa studied English Literature at Bath Spa University and has loved living in Bath ever since!

Previously, Tessa has worked for a selection of charities including The Grand Appeal and Julian House, planning fundraising events (including the Gromit Unleashed 2 sculpture trail in Bristol), and supporting fundraising groups to hold their own events and raise money. As well as working for charities, Tessa has event planning experience in the corporate, heritage and commercial sectors, and most recently planned the Jane Austen Festival in Bath. She is delighted to now use this experience to support students with their own fundraising events.

 

  
Katherine Everton

Katherine is the Volunteer Administrator at the SU, where she supports the Bath Lloyds Scholars and other student volunteers at the University of Bath.

Previously, Katherine lived in London and worked at the BBC in the Environment & Ethical team before moving to Bath. After a few years of being a full time parent she is delighted to be working for the University of Bath supporting students and the wider community.

Katherine enjoys volunteering (she knows the benefits!), occasionally doing something sporty like a triathlon, and sustainable living. She’s always happy to hear about new volunteering ideas and loves celebrating the amazing contributions that volunteers make.

 


You can get in touch with us at volunteers@bath.ac.uk or drop in to the SU office in the Edge between 10am to 4pm on weekdays to ask us anything about Volunteering!

 

 

 

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