Abby Thompson

Volunteering Manager

Abby was appointed as our Volunteering Manager in April 2015, having previously been involved in delivering our Sustainability and Funding project.

Abby has extensive experience of volunteering, including running a volunteer centre, co-ordinating and supporting project volunteers, and advising organisations on Disclosure & Barring Service issues, funding and policies. Abby also worked with other volunteer centres in County Durham and across the region to promote good practice.

Prior to her work at East Durham Trust, Abby was a community worker with Wear Valley District Council supporting local VCS groups and encouraging participation in community appraisals and other consultative projects.  Earlier in here career she worked as a business adviser supporting the development of co-operatives, credit unions and community enterprise associations.

Abby lives locally with her partner and 2 children and enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family.

Email Abby

Tel: 01388 742055

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