Analytical Volunteer Programme Case Studies


Here we present a selection of case studies to give you more of an insight into the Analytical Volunteer Programme (AVP). We hope you find these interesting and informative.

Case Study 1 – Reviewing the Effectiveness of Support for Children with the Trauma Recovery centre

Rachel McIlroy, a Senior Analytical Manager in NHS England, volunteered with the Bath-based Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC) – an organisation with a purpose of bringing positive, hopeful and strategic intervention to families who are struggling having experienced trauma.

Here’s what Rachel said about the placement.

 Case Study 2 – Skills Gap Research with the Foundation for Social Improvement

Madeleine May, a statistical officer at the Department for Culture Media and Sport, volunteered for a five day placement with The Foundation for Social Improvement, an organisation that gives small charities the strategic support they need to keep running

Here’s what they each said about the placement.

Case Study 3 – Measuring the Success of Volunteering with Barnardo’s

Lisa Eyers, a senior statistical officer at the Ministry of Defence, volunteered for a five day placement with Barnardo’s, a charity that works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

Here’s what they each said about the placement.

Case Study 4 – Working on the Patient Stories Database with Healthwatch

Robert Drake, a Higher Statistical Officer at Department for Education, volunteered at Healthwatch Central West London, a charity that aims to engage, provide evidence and influence the planning and delivery of publicly-funded health and social care services in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. It also provides information to help people access and make choices about their health and well-being services

Here’s what they each said about the placement

Case Study 5 – Investigating House Planning Requirements with Leonard Cheshire Disability

Adam Evans, an Assistant Statistician at DCLG, spent three days volunteering with Leonard Cheshire Disability, a charity that supports thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.

Here’s what they each said about the placement