Posted on: 5 April 2019

CNWL has appointed Tariro Gumbo in its new role of Volunteer Service Manager.

Tariro was previously the Volunteer Service Manager and the Mental Health Act Lead at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust for three years. She is also a regional Chair of the National Association for Voluntary Service Managers and an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tariro has worked for the NHS for over 10 years and has experience in volunteer management, medical law, Human Resources, project management and workforce development. A keen volunteer herself, she supports Imba House, a local charity that supports disabled children in Zimbabwe.

Tariro, who lives in Rugby, will be part of the Trust’s Quality Team and will oversee setting up and managing the volunteer service. 

Tariro said “I know the Trust already has a fantastic network of volunteers and I will be coming to meet you soon.  This is an exciting challenge for me to map all the volunteers across the organisation, raise awareness of them and support our staff to provide the best patient experience and enhance CNWL services. This service will further integrate CNWL within the communities we serve through volunteering.”

Last year the Trust set up a new award scheme to mark the dedicated work of its volunteers which include people who have used the Trust’s services or cared for someone who has attended a CNWL service.  

Tariro would like volunteers from across the Trust’s services to contact her and invite her out to visit your services; anyone managing a volunteer in a team should get in touch with her too. She’s also looking for volunteers to get involved in a new steering group. It will be a forum for volunteers to discuss ideas and involvement and she is keen to have representation from across CNWL.