Our volunteering opportunities range from volunteer boards and fundraising groups, to roles that research for bids, support our events or social media marketing.

Volunteering with MicroLoan is a great opportunity to learn more about our work and become part of the team. We are always looking for new people to support us and use their skills to further our mission. Your responsibilities will vary depending on the specific volunteer role you take.

Some of the volunteer opportunities based in our UK fundraising office are long term positions that can suit someone who wanted to dedicate regular time to supporting our work.

If you have a passion for international development, women’s empowerment and ending poverty, you can have a transformational impact volunteering for MicroLoan.

Women's Development Board

Our Women’s Development Board includes business women from all walks of life who volunteer their time and energy to raise funds and open networks for us.

Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE - Chair of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, and a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

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Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE

Chair of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, and a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

Susanna Kenyon-Muir - Strategic Customer Success, WalkMe, Director, Reveal Ventures (Coaching)

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Susanna Kenyon-Muir

Strategic Customer Success, WalkMe, Director, Reveal Ventures (Coaching)

Morag McGregor - Head of Reward Programmes, Bupa

Morag McGregor

Head of Reward Programmes, Bupa

Victoria Pawsey - Senior Client Relations & Marketing Leader at EI Advisory

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Victoria Pawsey

Senior Client Relations & Marketing Leader at EI Advisory

Sandra Pinnington - Founder, Women Leaders Association

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Sandra Pinnington

Founder, Women Leaders Association

Wendy Powell - Founder and CEO, MUTU System

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Wendy Powell

Founder and CEO, MUTU System

Saeeda Rousselet-Yasmin - Legal Counsel for NatWest Group

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Saeeda Rousselet-Yasmin

Legal Counsel for NatWest Group

Geeta Sidhu-Robb - Board Chair, Founder and CEO at Nosh Detox

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Geeta Sidhu-Robb

Board Chair, Founder and CEO at Nosh Detox

Emma Slatter - European General Counsel at Visa

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Emma Slatter

European General Counsel at Visa

Lovelda Vincenzi - Global MC, Host, Moderator and Presenter

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Lovelda Vincenzi

Global MC, Host, Moderator and Presenter

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    Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE

    Chair of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, and a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing

    Lesley-Anne has many years’ experience in local government (housing and social services) and significant experience as both a chief executive and a non-executive director. She was the Group Chief Executive of RNIB from 2004 to 2016. In 2012 she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to the Voluntary Sector. Lesley-Anne is currently Chair of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, and a non-executive Director of Big Society Capital and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

    Lesley-Anne is passionate about the charity sector and is a huge fan of the work of MicroLoan Foundation. MicroLoan is redefining how modern charities support women and their families through very challenging times to help create sustainable futures.

    Susanna Kenyon-Muir

    Strategic Customer Success, WalkMe, Director, Reveal Ventures (Coaching)

    Susanna is a seasoned IT and Coaching professional having spent over ten years across London, Singapore and Australia at various software companies including, WalkMe, Salesforce, Citrix, VMware and a start-up in Singapore. Her experience includes a broad range of roles and skills including sales, operations, account and project management, and customer success. Taking her years of experience with clients, and her own self-development journey, she now is helping clients through personalised coaching programmes. Susanna graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, with a degree in Commerce (International Business and Marketing).

    MicroLoan’s ethos of empowering women and supporting communities correlates with the work Susanna has done across her career. She is passionate about helping disadvantaged women and witnessing the success of their micro-businesses.

    Victoria Pawsey

    Senior Client Relations & Marketing Leader at EI Advisory

    Victoria Pawsey is a B2B marketing and events expert. She works closely with world leading brands creating innovative ideas, new concepts and internal strategies that enable clients to navigate their marketing challenges. She has extensive experience in client development and account management, currently working agency side and previously within the publishing, events, media, and entertainment industries.

    Victoria was introduced to the MicroLoan Foundation through a fellow board member and immediately wanted to get involved having spent time previously working in Tanzania and experiencing how charities like Microloan truly change people’s lives.

    Sandra Pinnington

    Founder, Women Leaders Association

    Sandra Green is a certified executive coach, founder of the Women Leaders Association, speaker and author. Her passion is in helping leaders recognise their brilliance, embrace their potentiality, and build their confidence and impact in the workplace. She does this through her one on one and group coaching programmes.

    Sandra worked in corporate for many years before following her dream to set up a personal development business. After her mum died when she was 13, Sandra always knew that life needed to be lived to the fullest. She is passionate about helping others, loves reading, writing and exploring how to continually develop potential.

    She has self-published two books: ‘Handbags in the Boardroom’ and ‘Smash The Glass Ceiling’. She is also a popular speaker bringing her signature talk: ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’ to many
    conferences and events.

    Wendy Powell

    Founder and CEO, MUTU System

    Wendy is the woman behind leading global digital health tech platform MUTU System. The medically recommended exercise programme for mothers is trusted by more than 65,000 women worldwide.

    Inspired following her own traumatic birth experiences, body shame, and lack of credible recovery support and education – Wendy created the evidence-based recovery solution she had lacked. Wendy is shifting the conversation on women’s bodies towards equality and empowerment for health, confidence and power.

    Wendy’s work with medical professionals around the world to improve education, dignity and empowerment for mothers, aligns beautifully with MicroLoan’s mission. When women are empowered, everyone wins.

    Saeeda Rousselet-Yasmin

    Legal Counsel for NatWest Group

    Saeeda Rousselet-Yasmin is a regulatory lawyer working within an in-house Legal function of a large banking institution. Her practice primarily focuses on credit regulation encompassing consumer, commercial and private banking, but she is equally passionate about the pro-bono agenda and social inclusion.

    MicroLoan Foundation presents itself as a natural fit for Saeeda given her passion for female empowerment and sustainable development work to eradicate global poverty.

    She is specifically drawn to this small charity’s strategy to focus on financial independence for the longer term rather than short term handouts – helping women to help themselves.

    Geeta Sidhu-Robb

    Board Chair, Founder and CEO at Nosh Detox

    Geeta Sidhu-Robb is an author, inspirational speaker, CEO and Founder of Nosh Detox. She is an expert on Natural Health & Lifestyle Solutions and appears frequently on Radio and National TV. Before starting her business in 2008 she had a career as a corporate lawyer. Her strong skills in business development and her entrepreneurial acumen have seen Nosh grow from a start-up to a multi-award winning wellness empire.

    The work of MicroLoan Foundation is particularly close to Geeta’s heart. She not only understands what it is like to be an entrepreneur setting up a business to support her family but she is Malawian born and bred. This gives her a unique perspective on the lives of Malawian women and how much the help from MicroLoan means to them.

    Emma Slatter

    European General Counsel at Visa

    Emma joined Visa as the European General Counsel in March 2017 after spending 21 years at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that she spent six years at Slaughter and May, having studied law at Bristol University and Guildford College of Law. Emma is a member of Visa’s European Executive Leadership Team and the Global Legal Leadership Team.

    MicroLoan is a small but focused charity which makes a huge impact, punching above its weight. It combines key elements about which I am particularly passionate – directly supporting women and micro businesses in the poorest countries; working with them to grow and invest in their, their families’ and their communities’ futures.

    Lovelda Vincenzi

    Global MC, Host, Moderator and Presenter

    Trusted to introduce and facilitate conversations with political figure heads, celebrities, senior executives and entrepreneurs, renowned MC, moderator and host Lovelda Vincenzi is a ‘true pro in a world where many others are mere amateurs.’

    When it comes to elevating events to truly memorable and impactful experiences, her attention to detail, magnetism and infectious energy make her stand above the rest. Lovelda’s extensive experience means she understands the importance of commanding the audience’s attention right from the get-go so that they are fully engaged.

    She has introduced and facilitated conversations with heavyweights including the legendary Olympian Carl Lewis, Monica Lewinsky, Kunal Nayyar (Big Bang Theory), Paul Polman (Former Unilever CEO) and Margrethe Vestagar (European Commissioner for Competition). Lovelda is also the consistent face of prominent events including the ChangeNow Summit, the world's largest conference on positive impact.

    Born in the Caribbean, developed in Papua New Guinea and refined in the United Kingdom, Lovelda is a natural chameleon with a unique internationally neutral accent, and cultural adaptability that makes her perfect for multi-national audiences.

    A skilled TV host, Podcaster, Presenter and Event Organiser, Lovelda enhances all event environments, whether they are live and in person, online or a hybrid.