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Helpforce appoints Maeve Hully as UK Development Director to help scale improvements in volunteering practice

15th August 2018

Press release

Maeve Hully will be joining Helpforce on the 22nd October to drive the expansion of Helpforce volunteering across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

As UK Development Director, Maeve will be responsible for establishing Helpforce in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, working in partnership with the country partners being put in place to connect Helpforce with local health and social care organisations. Maeve is a registered nurse with a long and varied career in health and social care. Her previous experiences of working with volunteers in the statutory and voluntary sectors gives her a valuable insight into the unique contribution volunteers can make to a positive patient experience.

Maeve comments:

“I am thrilled to be joining Helpforce at this exciting time. The NHS benefits greatly from the huge contribution of its volunteers and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to build on the great work that is already underway.The Helpforce model has the potential to bring the benefits of volunteering to a wide range of patients, staff, and communities, and I’m looking forward to helping to achieve this.”

Paddy Hanrahan, MD of HelpForce said:

“We are delighted to have someone of Maeve’s calibre, passion and clinical experience, joining our team. Her clinical and leadership expertise, combined with her knowledge of integrating volunteers, will be invaluable in taking HelpForce to the next level. We believe Maeve is the ideal person to build on the existing work being done in the other UK countries, and identify where the HelpForce model of volunteering can bring additional value.”

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Founder and Co-Chair of Helpforce, added:

“The enthusiasm for volunteering in health and care is evident, and it is the right time for Helpforce to scale our approach across the UK. We welcome Maeve, and look forward to working with her on our ambitious project to bring the benefits of volunteering in health to all of our communities.”