I have joined ELREC in the last few months as both a board member and as a volunteer. As a volunteer I have been involved in many of the projects and learnt a lot from the experience. With the Communities of Conservation project I have been helping with home visits with the South Asian community. I have also played an active part in the Equalities Engagement Diversity in Public Life project and attended many of their events. Through one of its initiatives I was able to sign up as a Polling Assistant for the last Scottish Parliament elections and the recent referendum which was a great experience.