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Volunteering

Meet the Volunteer: Tom Holden

30th Aug 2019

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Name: Tom Holden
Role: Communications Officer Volunteer (Eastern)
Joined: June 2019

  1. Why did you decide to volunteer for CSSC?

    I studied Journalism at the University of Sheffield, and after taking a job in digital within the Civil Service, I missed the satisfaction I got from producing news stories and articles. Therefore, I saw the opportunity to help out as a Communications Officer and jumped at the chance.

  2. How long have you been a volunteer and what do you enjoy about your role?

    Just over three months now and I’ve been amazed at how friendly and helpful everyone has been. I love being able to use my Journalism skills again, and I like hearing about the many brilliant sporting heroes we have in the Eastern region and first hand seeing what great things CSSC can offer.

  3. What do you enjoy doing outside of CSSC?

    I play football, golf and squash – when I can, but being in London and working in Southend, it isn’t always easy. I also read a lot and probably play video games a bit too much.

  4. What are you looking forward to next?

    I’m looking forward to heading up to Birmingham for a night out with a bunch of friends from University – it’s been an age since I last saw them.

  5. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party (4 max)?

    Hard to keep it to four! I’d have to say: Jeremy Clarkson, Freddie Flintoff, Miguel Angel-Jimenez and Aisling Bea.

  6. What advice would you give to new volunteers, or people thinking of volunteering?

    Give it a try, you can be involved as much or little as you want to be and it can be really rewarding to meet like-minded people who are passionate about making a difference. Plus, you get free chocolates in the induction pack!

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