Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month: Imogen Lay


Name: Imogen Lay

Course: 2nd Year Medical Science

Volunteer Role: Christmas Meet Up Volunteer and HEMS Faculty Rep



"I have built some amazing relationships with different people that I wouldn't have met without my volunteering"



What are your main duties and how do they benefit others?

I’m faculty rep for HEMS in Chelmsford, which means that I’m the representative for lots of students, voicing their opinions and concerns within meetings with staff members and lobbying for change within the university!


What have you enjoyed most about volunteering?

The most enjoyable part of volunteering with the SU is the time I get to spend with the different members of staff and students. I have built some amazing relationships with different people that I wouldn’t have met without my volunteering.


What skills have you learnt and used during your volunteering?

I have learnt lots of different skills, including how to compose myself during professional meetings, the different channels I can use to talk to people and how to organise my time between lectures, work and my rep role!


What inspires you to volunteer?

I’m inspired by the impact I make after an event or a big change in the uni, when I see people are happy


What is your favourite volunteering memory?

SU awards, always a fun time to see everybody and let ourselves go!


What are your future career aspirations?

I want to work in public health, so my role already helps my career prospects through my current interactions with different members of the public. My volunteering also shows that I can work successfully within a team and as a leader, which will help my progress in a career.


Why do you love volunteering?

Because I can make a big impact on the staff and students around the University