Allow me to introduce myself..
I’m Lizzie, I’m brand new to Dot Dot Dot and working with Ben as a Social Impact and Operations Coordinator, helping support our guardians in their volunteering.
When the opportunity to work for Dot Dot Dot came up, I jumped at the chance. I am very excited to get the chance to use my experience to make a real difference to my local community.
Up until now most of my work has been in music as a teacher, workshop organiser and performer, but I’ve always had an interest in voluntary work.
I have been involved in running workshops and performances with The Choir With No Name and have often used gigs as an opportunity for fundraising for a variety of causes and I had probably the best New Year’s Eve of all time helping out at a homeless shelter.
So it makes a change to be sitting in the office, but I’m very glad to be exchanging emails with some of Dot Dot Dot’s brilliant guardians – people who are devoting their time to community theatre projects, LGBT help lines, local gardening and litter picking, community centres, helping recent migrants learn English and other skills that will help them integrate with their neighbours and much, much more. There can be no doubt that as Dot Dot Dot grows, and the number of guardians increase, the effect on the city will be massive.
The positivity of this organisation is amazing. And it’s absolutely contagious. Along with my own existing volunteering helping rehabilitate patients in one of the London hospitals, I’m already looking forward to my first Good Gym event, where you will find me glamorously spreading manure on a city farm in my P.E. kit.
I think I’m really going to love it here, I can’t wait to get stuck in.