Taking on a new project is always interesting, and having recently started working on the Your Way programme I’ve been thinking about the opportunities and challenges that changing roles at work offers. I’ve been at Volunteer Cornwall for over 18 months, and felt very comfortable in my work with corporate volunteers and Macmillan. But I have a lot of experience working with young people, so I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into Your Way.

One of the best things about working for a charity is that every role is making a difference, so change in a project just means supporting a new group or audience. Encouraging and supporting young people into volunteering is such an important cause, for now and for the future, and Your Way is a great way of doing just that.

Another great thing about working for a charity is team meetings and away days (no seriously). In previous places I’ve worked, team meetings have usually meant long mornings in slightly stuffy rooms, a lengthy update, maybe some flipchart action, and coffee or tea if you’re lucky. With the recent changes in roles and projects, we’ve just had an away day that brought together three of our projects and it was brilliant.

Reflecting on the previous year, planning ahead, looking at ways to work together and offering ideas to each other’s work – work that is entirely focused on helping people and communities – was a really rewarding and powerful way to spend the day.

And the lunch was good too.