Lizzie Connolly is part of the Engagement Team and this is her first year on the committee. This role involves trying to increase membership of the SVN through various means such as working to increase regional meeting engagement. Professionally, she is the Volunteering Recruitment Adviser in the Careers Service at the University of Bedfordshire. She was inspired to apply for this role due to how much she loved volunteering when she was a student at the University of York. She still continues to volunteer in her spare time, with some of her current activities including being Dementia Friends Champion and becoming part of the Luton Uprising Environmental Leadership Programme.