Kerry-Louise is extremely passionate about helping others, and from being a young girl she always wanted to work in the Police, tackling crime. Then in 2019, she trained to become a Restorative Justice and Mediation Volunteer with Lancashire Constabulary. The central purpose of her role is to enable everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and to find a positive way forward. For Kerry-Louise, the idea of bringing those harmed by crime or conflict, and those responsible for the harm into communication, was very much something she really wanted to be a part of. Already working within a communications role, she had a very good skillset that she could translate to volunteering. That was just the start of her journey with Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP). Being amazed by the work and values that LVP and Lancashire Constabulary have, Kerry-Louise took the opportunity to become a permanent member of the PR & Marketing team, when the opportunity arose. From supporting youths onto a better pathway, dispersing ongoing neighbouring disputes, aiding imprisoned burglary offenders wanting to seek reconciliation as a volunteer, to press releases and events, it’s all in a day’s work for Kerry-Louise! “IT’S SO REWARDING TO SEE THAT YOU’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES” A great case of how volunteering progressed a career driven individual to new opportunities and an enhanced skillset. If you would like to get involved in volunteering, check out our ‘opportunities‘ section on our website.