Furlonteer Q&A with Adam Kosky
Please could you introduce yourself to us and how you came to hear about Furlonteer?
My name is Adam Kosky and I live in London. I came across the Furlonteer initiative as the programme was shared via someone in my network on LinkedIn. I was curious to find out more about the programme and how I could potentially get involved as clearly there was an opportunity for a significant amount of people and parties to benefit.
What made you want to want to sign up as a Furlonteer?
I am a big believer in paying it forward and helping others, therefore I was keen to help others and give my time to help charities during this turbulent time.
Could you tell us a little about the charity you’ve been matched with and your role in helping them?
Within a short time of signing up to the initiative, I was matched with the National Children's Day charity and specifically, I was speaking with their Chief Executive. I was able to learn more about their charity and help with their marketing strategy, in the build-up to a significant event in their calendar.
Which new skills has this experience given you?
This experience has given me the skill set of broadening my experience by helping organisations in the non-profit and charity sector.
What impact do you feel it’s had on your experience of being Furloughed, and are you likely to continue volunteering after it ends?
This experience has given me a sense of purpose during the current environment, where I have been able to understand the inner workings and challenges of an entirely new business. I would like to continue to volunteer in the future and collaborate with a community of people who are passionate about helping others.
Could you give any advice or tips to other people considering signing up to Furlonteer?
Don't hesitate to sign up for the initiative. It takes up a minimal amount of your time and the impact you can make on another business is incredible. Be open-minded and curious about the experience!