The Together Plan’s development coordinator Jonathan Clingman won the prestigious Graham Edwards Award for Young Adult Leadership in Volunteering at the Jewish Volunteering Network annual gala dinner in North London. These awards celebrate active participation in Jewish voluntary projects, bringing together the most prolific and active volunteers of the UK Jewish community. This is the second time Jonathan has been rewarded by the Jewish Volunteering Network, following six years of dedicated involvement volunteering at The Together Plan. His coordination of projects in the UK and Belarus has ranged from leading on summer camps to teaching and leading b’nei mitzvot across Belarus, as well as volunteering year-round.
This past year Jonathan has taken on a full-time role at The Together Plan’s London office, although many of his hours remain voluntary, devoted to helping to incubate and grow the charity. Jonathan also took the time this summer to visit, engage with and consult many of our partner communities across Belarus, providing a crucial link between the London and Minsk teams.
We all wish Jonathan a hearty mazeltov on this award!