ACEVO boss to lead volunteering charity’s board

Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations’ CEO Jane Ide has been appointed to chair the board of the charity Reach Volunteering.

The charity infrastructure stalwart takes over from Andrew Dent, whose term comes to an end in September. He had led the board at Reach Volunteering for nine years, including its transition to an online service.

Reach Volunteering links up volunteers with charities and local community groups UK wide.

Ide was appointed CEO of ACEVO in April and had previously led the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).

“It is a real privilege to be offered the opportunity to chair Reach Volunteering, an organisation I have known and held in high regard for many years, and to be working alongside its CEO Janet Thorne at a time of real opportunity and development for the charity,” said Ide.

“Volunteers working at all levels within our sector bring enormously valuable experience and perspectives to bear as we navigate the continuing challenges of a post-pandemic landscape.

“At the same time, the pandemic has brought to the fore the deep-rooted willingness of people from all walks of life and with hugely diverse skills and capabilities to step up and offer their help in a wide variety of contexts.

“Reach Volunteering sits at the heart of that relationship, and it is exciting to have the chance to contribute my own skills in order to help others contribute theirs.”

Thorne added: “We are thrilled to appoint Jane as chair. She brings a wealth of experience of leading infrastructure charities, and a strong commitment to leading with values and we are excited for the next phase in Reach’s growth and development.”

In addition, Reach Volunteering has appointed Deborah Morton-Dare as its treasurer, replacing Graham Warner.

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