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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

Mike Melvin

HSRU-Health Services Research Unit

I am one of the Public Involvement Partnership Group Volunteers at the HSRU-Health Services Research Unit. The role is varied and interesting. Along with colleagues I give a public perspective across the activities of the HSRU, discuss new project ideas, plain language summaries, study results, public engagement activities, as well as being involved in individual research projects. Everyone works together to further advance the important and tremendous impact research that the HSRU undertakes has for people and healthcare.

Through volunteering at the HSRU I have also learnt so much about research and the crucial contribution research has for health and wellbeing. I am passionate both about the great impact health research has and volunteering. Therefore, being a volunteer with the HSRU Public Involvement Partnership Group is the perfect match for me.

As well as volunteering with the HSRU Public Involvement Partnership Group I work at ACVO-the Third Sector Interface for Aberdeen where I am the Volunteering Services Manager, helping build the incredible contribution volunteers, the community and third sector make.

I enjoy everything about volunteering. You see the real difference you are making and you meet terrific people. I would encourage anyone to get involved in volunteering-always fantastic.