Pete Moody

What’s your role?

Volunteering Development Manager. I’m often the first point of contact for prospective volunteers with On Call Africa. When I’m not smothering volunteers with compliments to convince them to give up even more of their time – I’m responsible for developing policies and procedures across the organisation’s volunteer network. These relate to:

  • safer recruitment of new volunteers,
  • development training,
  • management, and
  • general support.  
What’s been your biggest achievement at On Call Africa so far?

Re-designing the volunteer’s user experience online. It’s been digitally reinvigorated!

What made you decide to work for On Call Africa?

It offered me an opportunity to be part of a small charity with ambitious plans to design, develop, and re-develop, pretty much everything.

Why should someone give up their time to volunteer for On Call Africa? 

Because their time allows us to achieve much more than we could ever hope to achieve alone – if at all.

What’s your biggest challenge for the year ahead? 

Embedding great practices to involve volunteers, which both staff and volunteers can embrace. 

 The medical clinics and training you provide sound incredible – tell me more!

Imagine if your closest access point to health advice or support, took you a few days to get to! And on top of that, lots of walking… On Call Africa’s mobile clinics offer people more ways to see a healthcare professional. Its Community Health Worker programme is really special. It provides mentorship and training to build local capacity for rural health care. So, advice, information, and outreach services, become much more available.

Have you got any tips on Zambia for future volunteers?

I had the pleasure of visiting Zambia in 2020. I’d highly recommend enjoying a bottle (or ten) of ‘Mosi’ lager while watching the sunset over the Zambezi River.

Tell me something about you that no one else knows…

I could, but then everyone would know. Let’s just say it got away, and I lost part of my hip bone.

 What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A few times a week, you’ll find me either running, or road cycling. And if I’m not getting my thrills from those, then I’ll be out in the camper van, hiking around the UK with my partner and our Dalmatian, ‘Bailey’.

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