Mark Davies is a volunteer who has supported in a variety of IT roles spanning approximately 20 years.
Mark started to volunteer with the Leisure Development team for Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council in the late 1990’s and he continued with his support as a Cheshire East volunteer. At present, he is currently assisting Everybody Sport and Recreation with developing a database to record volunteer information. The database is a vital source of information, which provides important insights to the business. As well as recording volunteers’ data we are also able to highlight which volunteer would be best suited to new opportunities as well as the trigger points that indicate when rewards are due to be issued.
In the early days, his passion for initially growing and improving the quality within a variety of databases eventually gave him the opportunity to complete a HND qualification at South Cheshire College and leave the course with the award of Student of the year! Mark has also passed on his skills and knowledge to others, ran IT workshops and become a competent web editor.
Mark’s experience as a volunteer has enabled him to build up some valuable working relationships with his colleagues over the many years of his support. Mark refers fondly to both his achievements and new friendships formed,
“Transforming an idea from inside my head to the computer screen gives me a great sense of achievement. I have made friends for life during my time volunteering”
Lee Malkin, Sports Development Manager at Everybody sport and Recreation commented,
“Mark has been a respected member of the team for many years and his passion for databases and IT is evident in everything he does. The work he has done in creating the Everybody Volunteer Database, as a volunteer himself, has been fantastic and he has helped us record valuable information from the programme we haven’t been able to previously. Mark is a valued member of the team, but more importantly is a friend to all involved and we are grateful for the support he has given us”
Notes to Editor
Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a charitable trust established to run public leisure services in the Cheshire East area. The trust aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 15 leisure facilities as well as leisure development and outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure
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