Volunteer Spotlight: Stephanie on Secondment

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Stephanie Hill is a paralegal, completing a secondment from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, assisting in the legal team at Oxfam Australia.

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Volunteer spotlight: Susan Davidson

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  Susan was born in Perth & grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, followed by boarding school in the UK. After several years of international travel, including a teaching stint in Machakos, Kenya, she returned to Perth in 1982 and has been based in Fremantle for nearly 40 years. Susan is now retired from her […]

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Volunteer spotlight: Phoebe Rahn

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  Who are you? My name is Phoebe Rahn, I live in Melbourne on Wurundjeri land. In my free time (and not in lockdowns) I like to spend time in nature –bushwalking, camping and being at the beach. I completed a double degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Global Studies and am passionate about […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joel Garrett

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Joel Garrett first volunteered at Oxfam in the Supporter Services team in November 2011 and returned in May 2017 to assist the legal team.   Who are you? My name is Joel. I in born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and still currently living there. Growing up I always enjoyed a balance […]

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Oxfam Trainee Sophie Gardner

Volunteer spotlight: Sophie Gardner (First Peoples Program)

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Sophie Gardner is completing an internship through the CareerTrackers program in the First Peoples Program at Oxfam Australia. In this article, she talks about her experience as a trainee at Oxfam.

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Thandi Chindove Oxfam Volunteer

Volunteer spotlight: Thandi Chindove (Marketing Team)

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Thandi is a postgraduate student at the University of Melbourne and she recently completed her internship virtually with the Oxfam Marketing Communications team in Melbourne.

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Lauren Baker Oxfam Volunteer

Volunteer spotlight: Lauren Baker (Fair Trade Shop WA)

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Lauren Baker volunteers at the Fair Trade Shop in WA, which supports Oxfam Australia by donating all of its profits to the agency. In this article, Lauren explains why she likes volunteering with Oxfam and the impact on her environment her work has.

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Volunteer spotlight: Xena Jammas

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Xena has interned with us twice through our CareerTrackers program. She tells us what drew her to volunteer with Oxfam Australia.

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Oxfam volunteer stories: Gail Thornthwaite

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It’s time to celebrate our volunteers! Their work with us is priceless. Hear about our volunteer Gail, who was with Oxfam for nine years.

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Volunteer spotlight: Ainsley Gawdat

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Ainsley Gawdat is currently volunteering in our Volunteer Engagement Team, supporting the Sydney Office and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. Ainsley’s role is to assist in the recruitment of Oxfam’s shop and office volunteers and to help with reception and administrative duties such as answering phones and enquiries. In the past, Ainsley helped with Oxfam’s 2018 Close […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Aly Watson

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Alexandra (Aly) Watson volunteered with our Oxfam’s legal counsel in 2016. Here, Aly tells us about her experience.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Elyse from the Volunteer Engagement Team in Sydney

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Elyse has been volunteering with our very own Volunteer Engagement Team since September 2016. Here’s her story so far.

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Happy 25th to a World Class Volunteer!

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Kevin McNair first started volunteering with Community Aid Abroad in 1991. This year, he celebrates his 25th year of volunteering, which is more than 700 hours a year and 20,000 hours total volunteering with Oxfam Australia! Here’s how it all started.

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Volunteer spotlight: Spud, Oxfam Shop Volunteer of the year

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Spud has been volunteering with Oxfam since 2010 and is a passionate supporter of fair trade and Oxfam Shop. He was recently awarded the Oxfam Shop Volunteer of the year for his incredible contribution.

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Volunteering at Oxfam is a great way to meet people , like Oxfam's FUSE team, pictured here.

Volunteer spotlight: Jessie from the IT team

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There’s more than one way to give with Oxfam. Jessi is one of Oxfam’s many volunteers who are using their professional skills to help people living in poverty around the world. Find out how you can too.

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Community campaigners at a Close the Gap event, Brisbane

Volunteer to career: where could your volunteer experience take you?

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While volunteering at Oxfam doesn’t always lead to a job, many staff at Oxfam began their career as volunteers and interns. For National Volunteer Week, we’ve asked some of these staff members to share their experiences.

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Volunteer spotlight: Kate Coulman in the Corporate and Community Partnerships Team, Sydney

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Kate joined Oxfam to gain experience in a not-for-profit organisation as part of a career change. Since joining the Corporate and Community Partnerships team in Sydney, she’s done just that.

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Volunteer spotlight: Mary-Jane Espartinez from the Volunteer Engagement Team

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Find a volunteer role with Oxfam to help you build your skills and experiences. Mary-Jane Espartinez has been volunteering for Oxfam for more than a year and finds her experience rewarding and valuable: “There is such a positive energy that comes with volunteering at Oxfam, where you are giving your time and energy to help others. “

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Volunteer spotlight: Jenny Gillett from Close the Gap, Perth

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As we lead up to National Close the Gap Day on 17 March, Jenny shares why she’s volunteering to promote Indigenous health equality and why we should work together to Close the Gap.

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A message from Winnie, Oxfam International

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Whether you’ve volunteered with Oxfam this year or not, you are a valued part of our Oxfam community and your continued support means a lot to us!

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Volunteer with Oxfam and make a huge difference to people living in poverty like Mirella

Volunteer spotlight: Mirella from Public Policy and Advocacy

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After completing her PhD on social responsibility in mining at the University of Queensland, Mirella joined the Public Policy and Advocacy unit at Oxfam’s Melbourne office as a way of contributing her skills and experience in the field.

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Volunteer spotlight: Sawan, NSW Campaigns volunteer

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In his current volunteer role as a Campaigns Event Manager, Sawan pursues his passion in international relations and develops new skills. Bring your passion to life with Oxfam and make a real difference to people living in poverty.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren from Oxfam campaigns

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Lauren volunteers with the Campaigns and Engagement team in the Brisbane office and has assisted with campaigns around the G20 and National Close the Gap Day:” I am always learning new skills and am being constantly mentored by the amazing Campaigns staff.”

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