From January 2013 - December 2017, in my spare time I was involved with a local roller derby league, Birmingham Blitz Dames.
As part of my membership with the league, I volunteered my time in a number of postions to help run the league.
Equipment Coordinator (Sept 13 - Dec 14) - checking and managing skates, protection and helmets, ensuring that all new skater could try before committing to a new sport; and coordinating with training and newbie coordinators.
Newbie Coordinator (Jan 14 - Dec 17) - coordinating the intake and retention of new skaters - being the main point of contact, managing the collection of contact information, coordinating stakeholders to organise and event manage "taster" days and ensure all participants had signed all the appropriate paperwork .
Bomb Squad (B Team) Vice Captain (2015) - assisting coach and captain as required, and helping mentor several skaters as they settle into the league.
Newbie Skate Coach (Jul 16 - Jun 17) - whilst rehabilitating a sprained knee , I used my time wisely and became a new skater coach, using my skate time going back to basics to help teach new skaters, breaking down skills into smaller chunks to be understandable and relatable.
I am also the mother of two energetic boys who push me to be a better person and designer. They have changed my outlook on life and the incessant need for more storage in homes to quell the rise of 'stuff' that children acquire as they grow.