Mel Turland

Mel is one of our newest trustees, joining the team in June 2022 for her first trustee role! Graduating from the University of Winchester in 2011, she completed a degree with honours in Choreography and Dance, later going on to intern in San Francisco for a dance company working with disabled and non-disabled dancers. Mel completed her Care Certificate back in 2017 whilst working as a support worker for adults and children with a range of disabilities and complex needs, whilst being a dance teacher part time. She later went on to have a professional career in fundraising at Girlguiding UK, whilst also being a volunteer. She has since moved into Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and is now EDI Manager for Volunteering and Branches at Samaritans. But will always have a passion for amplifying the voices of young people, and people from minority backgrounds.