Last week was Volunteer week and here at Islamic Relief, we work with a great team of volunteers across the country. We know how passionate the community is about helping those in need across the globe.
We’re also keen to develop fresh talent and offer sector-based experience for those interested in a career in the non-profit sector. So with this in mind, for Volunteer Week 2018 we launched our LeadIR programme.
We offered six dedicated Islamic Relief volunteers the chance to take over our HQ in Waterloo and act as the de-facto UK Executive Board for the day. The team took on a variety of leadership roles for the day, ran a meeting with an agenda and were expected to show real decision making skills, whilst gaining a deeper understanding of their role.
What did this look like? Well, take a look and see them in action!
— Islamic Relief UK (@IslamicReliefUK) June 5, 2018
Meet @IslamicReliefUK ‘s new Deputy Director 👌🏼
So inspiring to see a new generation of passionate and talented change makers coming through. @_TheDetective_ has got a bright future insha-Allah#LeadIR #VolunteersWeek #LifeSavers pic.twitter.com/yrJmb5FtCa
— Tufail Hussain (@TufailH) June 5, 2018
Had a great time chatting to Hassan, my replacement as Head of PMO, as part of our #LeadIR initiative! Thanks @Mamun24 and @IslamicReliefUK for the great opportunity to take part in #VolunteersWeek 💙 pic.twitter.com/hZ7WKiFD9W
— Fatima Ribeiro (@FatimaRibeiro) June 5, 2018
Here’s my temporary replacement, Fatima (sadly not on social media) during an @IslamicReliefUK initiative to hand over the reins of power to a team of volunteers this afternoon. #VolunteersWeek pic.twitter.com/QiJ2D2xVdm
— Judith Escribano (@judithescribano) June 5, 2018
— Imran Madden (@imranmadden) June 6, 2018
So what did the volunteer team have to say about their day at Islamic Relief? Read on to find out:
“I have had an amazing day taking part in LeadIR and I have learnt so much. This experience has been very insightful and motivating in reaching my goals in life.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time taking part in the LeadIR programme and feel I have benefited from this experience Alhamdulillah.”
“I enjoyed meeting and getting to know Samina. She is amazing Alhamdulillah. I enjoyed meeting the programmes team.”
— Nadeem Ahamed (@_TheDetective_) June 5, 2018
Amazing job guys, thank you for all your head work and dedication. The future is in your hands! Here’s a special message from our Director:
— Imran Madden (@imranmadden) June 5, 2018
Feeling inspired yet? Then why not sign up for LeadIR next year or for another one of our inspiring volunteer programmes? You’ll gain crucial sector experience, leadership skills and help make a difference to communities in need across the globe. The future is in your hands!