Meet the Team

Andrina Dawson, Giving Time Co-ordinator

Andrina‚Äôs career began as a volunteer in a youth centre in Manchester.  This was the beginning of a journey that led to a successful career in youth work, volunteer coordination and project management.  Andrina is very enthusiastic about volunteering because she knows from personal experience that it can be life changing.

Fra Panella, Giving Time Support Worker

Fra Panella is a Support Worker for the Giving Time team. She helps individuals find the best volunteering opportunity available at the time and to their conviction - you'll be surprised by the variety of activities and projects she can put you in touch with - just talk to her! Fra previously worked in the Arts developing funky projects and communicating with people via digital platforms and she brings a creative and organised approach to the team. Fra is delighted to be part of Giving Time, such an innovative and dynamic team. She finds it fulfilling supporting people to turn their lives around, get involved in something they enjoy while helping others - good vibes all around. Fra has a bubbly personality, with a serious obsession for good coffee and a foreign accent, can you guess where she is from?


Ralph Berry, Youth Giving Time Support Worker

Ralph has worked in a range of settings across the County in Criminal Justice as well as being involved in Community Development, and voluntary Youth work with young people from 5 to 16. Ralph is committed to ensuring the work of Giving Time engages young people and gives new opportunities to young people who have been unheard.

Janice Barlow, Giving Time Administrator

Janice Barlow is the Giving Time Administrator, and has been in this position since Septemeber 2015. Previously Janice was a volunteer at Voluntary Action Leeds, which Giving Time is a project of, having been made redundant in October 2014.