Having volunteered for 18 months after leaving University, Miranda recognises the value in volunteering as it enabled her to try out different roles, gain experience and it led to her first full-time job coordinating a family interpreting service. Miranda worked in the homelessness sector for over 14 years. During this time, she coordinated a supported volunteering programme, training homeless and former homeless people in preparation for their voluntary work. This involved supporting them through their volunteer placement and then on into further volunteering, training or employment. In 2009 she completed a PGCE in Adult and Community Education. More recently Miranda has worked in further education as a pastoral tutor for two years, supporting students with welfare issues and their studies.
Miranda is the Healthwatch Redbridge Volunteer Coordinator. If you would like to find out about volunteering for Healthwatch Redbridge, please contact Miranda on Miranda@healthwatchredbridge.co.uk or 020 8553 1236.