Karen Fishwick has managed volunteers and community projects for over 20 years, in the public and
voluntary sectors. This includes fundraising via grants and events, training volunteers, consultation
and recruitment events, managing the health and safety of volunteers as well as promotion and
recruitment via social media.
Karen has worked as an Educational Ranger in the National Forest, and volunteered as a Group
Scout Leader and Training Advisor for the Scouts; managing other volunteers, guiding the training
and assessment of adult leaders and leading youth activities. Karen runs environmental education
sessions in the Norfolk Broads.
Karen is very familiar with educational needs of different audiences.
Karen has organised a variety of community events, particularly related to Science Fiction & Fantasy
literature and gaming, as well as volunteering with other teams running events. She is passionate
about increasing accessibility for disabled people at events.
In addition to managing volunteers, Karen has also volunteered her time for a variety of organisations,
currently including the British Fantasy Society. This means that she is very familiar with the
volunteering experience from both directions.
She holds an NVQ Level 4 in Volunteer Management and completed the Certificate in Fundraising
Management. She has a BSc (Hons) in Geology and a variety of other certificates and training.
She loves to read, does a little proof reading and writes an occasional book review.
Writing a Volunteer Policy
Writing a Volunteer Handbook (coming soon)
Retaining and Motivating Volunteers
Troubleshooting and Parting Ways (coming soon).
Volunteer Management (coming soon)
She is planning to develop modules in the areas of:
- Volunteering and the Law
- Ethical Fundraising