Student Development and Community Engagement Division


Meet the Volunteering and Community Engagement Team

We will offer you our enthusiasm, knowledge, skills and support to provide the best volunteering support service to meet your organisational needs.

The team consists of:

Lindsay Gilbert, Volunteering and Community Engagement Manager

Lindsay leads on University-wide volunteering schemes, The University of Manchester's Volunteer of the Year Awards and safeguarding.

Kirsty Hutchison, Volunteering and Community Engagement Consultant

Kirsty leads on the volunteering aspect of the University's 'students as good neigbours' agenda, developing initiatives in local neighbourhoods. She is also responsible for developing arts volunteering initiatives and works with the Alliance Manchester Business School, developing community course for its Consultancy Project Module.

Emma Richardson, Volunteering and Community Engagement Consultant

Emma leads on the development of international volunteering initiatives. She is also responsible for developing health volunteering opportunities.

Millie Loxton, Volunteering and Community Engagement Executive

Millie is responsible for developing environmental volunteer initiatives and volunteer opportunities with vulnerable adults. Millie co-leads on Student Volunteering Week and the University's annual Volunteering and Social Justice Fair. She is also jointly responsible for University College for Interdisciplinary Learning Challenges.

Debbie Houghton, Volunteering and Community Engagement Executive

Debbie co-leads on Student Volunteering Week and the University's annual Volunteering and Social Justice Fair. She is responsible for developing educational related volunteering, environmental volunteer initiatives and volunteer opportunities for international students. Debbie is also jointly responsible for University College for Interdisciplinary Learning Challenges.

Emily Storey, Volunteering and Community Engagement Intern

Emily supports the work on Volunteer Days and Volunteer Projects.

Catherine Barnes, Volunteering Administrator

Catherine leads on all queries regarding the Volunteer Hub, as well as general enquiries.

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