Our Staff

Based at Thorn House in Edinburgh, the IVS staff team are supported by the work of many interns and
volunteers from overseas who work throughout the year.

Laura-Marisa Ngangom

Programme Manager

Coming from Strasbourg, France, I started as Placement Officer as an EVS Volunteer (The Erasmus+/European Commission funded programme) to promote volunteering abroad (UK to overseas and vice versa) as well as core values such as solidarity, tolerance, European citizenship and mutual understanding among young people. I am now IVS’ Programme Manager and as a former volunteer myself I really enjoyed helping would-be and existing volunteers to have an enjoyable and social valuable experience.

Filippo Parisi

Placement Officer

I was born in Bari (Italy). I joined IVS recently through the European Voluntary Service. I was formerly employed in a public job center in my native city.  I was so by what I learned about IVS that I decided to move to Edinburgh to work for them. I am keen on writing so in my in my spare time I write short stories and last year I published my first book.

Alisha Malik

Marketing, Events and Social Media Officer

I studied my degree in Events Management at Queen Margaret University. I am responsible for the marketing, social media and recruitment events for IVS. I am passionate about volunteering and glad to be working for an organisation making a positive change. I enjoy travelling to different countries and learning about new cultures. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog by the coast.

Thea Vermeulen

Marketing Consultant

I’m an organised and creative professional with proven marketing skills, possessing 9+ years of experience working for a diverse group of organisations and clients with international presence. I have expertise in campaign and product launch marketing, publication marketing, online-based advertising and social media. I believe in IVS’ cause and want to support all our volunteering activities.