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APM has appointed volunteers from across the profession to join its newly introduced Volunteer Delivery Group (VDG).

Previously named the Volunteer Steering Group, the VDG was formed to take a proactive role in guiding and supporting volunteers achieve their ambitions and contribute to APM’s wider strategy.

Its introduction came as part of the roll out of a new offering to the profession announced at the start of 2024 and will support delivery of volunteer outputs, Task and Finish Groups and appointments of key roles across the volunteer network.

Who's on the VDG?

VDG Chair

Sorrel Gilbert, APM Board Member

Sorrel Gilbert, Chair of the APM Volunteer Delivery Group"It’s a really exciting time to be involved in APM’s volunteering programme. I enjoy change programmes and feel that, with my volunteering experience, I can make an impact to the volunteering refresh and help ensure the strategy for volunteering is robust.”

Read about Sorrel’s appointment  


Volunteer Members

Mary Barber ChPP, FAPM, APM Mentor

“I have worked in projects for years and recognise the value that the profession offers.  Now that I am partially retired, I spend time volunteering to use my skills to help others and felt that I would really value supporting the wider APM community in volunteering activities.”

Nigel Beecroft ChPP, MAPM, APM Programme Management Interest Network Deputy Lea

“Having previously undertaken a range of APM volunteering roles, I wanted to bring my experience to a wider and more strategic level, helping APM volunteering to become more focussed, effective, and far reaching. With the current transition of APM volunteering, this is an exciting opportunity to become involved in supporting fellow volunteers, through the VDG.”

Onyekachi Onuoha MAPM

“My interest in volunteering to sit on the VDG stems from my passion for supporting the coordination of APM volunteering initiatives and communities to give volunteers an unparalleled positive experience to be able to make more impact in APM and the wider project profession.”

Rhona Hawkins CHPP, FAPM, APM South Wales and West of England Regional Network Volunteer, APM Mentor

“I'm looking forward to supporting the volunteering community as we implement the new approaches.”

Larissa Flynn MAPM


APM staff on VDG 

Manuela Impellizzeri Kemp, APM Head of Events and Volunteer Engagement  

Sarah Slater, APM Senior Volunteering Manager   


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  1. Ojo Akerele
    Ojo Akerele 20 June 2024, 11:03 AM

    Nice development. I congratulate Sorrel and I wish her the very best in taking APM Volunteering Group to the next level.