Gareth Jenkins

Five years ago Gareth Jenkins saw an opportunity to create a charity awareness campaign calendar that would provide organisations with information they needed to help promote volunteering opportunities and recruit new volunteers.  Today his highly regarded Whitbread Count Me In Calendar has been joined by the Whitbread Citizen Calendar which is sent freely to every UK secondary school.

Since his first travel experience as a Gap student on a kibbutz in Israel he has worked all over the world on a wide range of environmental and youth projects - these include being a counsellor on US summer camps, an environmental educator in Honduras and a conservation volunteer leader in Australia and Greece.  While in the UK he has worked for Groundwork Trust, the National Federation of Youth Action Agencies and run a volunteer bureau.

Despite having no formal drama teaching Gareth was recruited by a Theatre in Education Company and spent two seasons acting in English Language shows in schools across Europe.  He is now a regular actor with his local theatre group in North Yorkshire.

Gareth can advise on volunteer recruitment and management, either one-to-one or with groups, particularly those with an interest in young volunteers.  By applying his volunteering experience and his acting skills his workshops on developing interview skills, public speaking and presentations are always fun and a great first step to becoming a polished performer.

Areas of Expertise

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Creative Presentations

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Volunteer Recruitment

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Gap Years - work travel opportunities

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Fundraising

 

Qualifications

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B.A. British Studies

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B.Sc. Environmental Studies

 

Current Roles

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Publisher: Whitbread Awareness Campaign Calendars

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Organiser of US student drama group tours to UK

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Member of 1812 Theatre Company, North Yorkshire

 

Not-for-Profit Work

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Committee Member of the Westnell Nursery Society, a charity supporting two pre-school nurseries in Lima, Peru

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Regular charity runner in the Great North Run and, once, the London Marathon (never again!)

 

 

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