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Morag Sievwright
Development Co-ordinator

I spent many years as a volunteer for my church and for several local community organisations before studying for a degree in Community Education at Northern College of Education in Dundee. Mainly my work has been within Third Sector organisations, except for my relatively short time with a Local Authority, working first in Youth Work, then in Adult Literacies. I have worked with vulnerable adults since 1990, including people with learning disabilities, homeless people and those affected by mental health issues, addictions and offending.
I support our team and our volunteers to work with local communities, including representatives from a range of faith groups, to contribute to the safe return to a community of people leaving prison after serving a short prison sentence. I am very committed to volunteering as a valuable route to personal and skills development, in particular encouraging people who might find it more difficult to become involved in voluntary work. In our work in the localities, we strive to better connect participants to their communities in this way. I also negotiate and co-ordinate our work with Scottish Prison Service in the prisons where we work, HMPs Barlinnie, Low Moss, Greenock, Kilmarnock and Perth.
I have three grown up children I am very proud of and I’m now a doting Granny of a delightful wee boy. I still enjoy volunteering in the community in my spare time – and I enjoy the occasional Tweet, sometimes for my work.