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Ruth Barnes

Volunteering Development Officer (Step Forward Tees Valley)

Ruth joined MVDA in 2018 with a background of working to reinstate and support local Post Offices across communities in the North and then teaching. Ruth is supporting participants on the Step Forward Tees Valley (SFTV) programme to access volunteering opportunities as part of their path towards paid employment; she’ll also be working with voluntary organisations across Middlesbrough to develop suitable volunteering opportunities and refer local residents to the SFTV programme.