Oxfam volunteers awarded an Order of Australia medal

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Long-term Oxfam volunteers Dr Jennifer Court MD and Mr Donald Gobbett were recently awarded an Order of Australia medal “for service to the community through charitable organisations” by the Governor General for the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Volunteer spotlight: Lydia from Oxfam Shop

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Lydia started volunteering in an Oxfam shop in Melbourne, and now puts her creative skills to work as the design and marketing intern for Oxfam Shop.

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Oxfam Schools Program: meet Lucy

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Lucy McCredie has been lending a helping hand at Oxfam’s Schools Program since November last year, in between finishing her Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) at the University of Melbourne, start her post-graduate study and getting full-time teaching work. You can get involved with Oxfam’s Schools Program too!

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‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ – Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteers

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The theme for National Volunteer Week in 2015 is ‘Give Happy, Live Happy’ – and no one knows this better than Oxfam Trailwalker volunteers.

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Amrita at the Close the Gap rally. Photo: Tom Dixon/OxfamAUS

Volunteer spotlight: Amrita Burde from Brisbane

Amrita Burde relocated from Mumbai to Brisbane in March 2014. Amrita’s passion for making a difference in her local community brought her to Oxfam’s door. Amrita has been volunteering with the Campaign and Major Gifts teams in Oxfam’s Brisbane office since January 2015. She shares her volunteer journey with us here.

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Oxfam’s Schools Program: meet Nick

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As part of Educating for Change, we want you to get to know us better. Nick Chester is a recent University of Melbourne graduate with a passion for sustainability. He’s one of many volunteers who made a massive difference to the Schools Program last year as the Schools Program Officer.

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Volunteer spotlight: Melbourne GROW and campaign event volunteers

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Each year, the Campaigns team in Melbourne recruit a team of event volunteers. This awesome team are a key force in motivating awareness and action around Australia through key areas of our work like Close the Gap and GROW. Find out how you can be an event volunteer in 2015.

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2014 in review: volunteers in the Volunteer Engagement Team

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2014 was a big year for the Volunteer Engagement Team (VET). Our small team of two in Melbourne have been lucky enough to recruit three incredibly, talented and diverse volunteers.

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Volunteer spotlight: Miriam Lai from the youth team.

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Miriam works with the Youth Engagement team in Sydney. Miriam contributes to social media for Oxfam’s youth program, 3things. Discover our volunteering opportunities and how you can put your skills to use with Oxfam.

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Volunteer spotlight: Yasuyo from Oxfam Shop

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This week, we feature a profile from one of our many dedicated Oxfam Shop volunteers – Yasuyo from Oxfam Shop in Perth.

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Volunteer spotlight: Cara Castillo from Events

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Cara is a volunteer in the National Events team. She started her journey as an intern in January 2014. Her first major job as an intern? Working with the events team on the massive Melbourne International Comedy Gala.

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Team spotlight: from volunteer to staff member

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Oxfam’s Development Effectiveness Team (DET) is demonstrating that volunteers truly are the backbone of our organisation.

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Volunteer spotlight: Linda Kernan from Oxfam Shop

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Linda Kernan has been volunteering at the Fremantle Oxfam Shop for almost 8 years, starting back in October 2006. We ask her what she loves about volunteering.

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Volunteer spotlight: Maddy Lynch from supporter services

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Maddy has been volunteering in the Supporter Services team since November 2013. She tells us why she’s passionate about volunteering with Oxfam.

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From one supporter to another

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I’m Tom Dixon, lifelong Oxfam supporter, fundraiser, donor and volunteer here to share with you the incredible difference that you can make by becoming part of Oxfam. I believe that a world without poverty is achievable and Oxfam allows me to actively participate in making that world a reality.

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WOMADelaide 2014: tales from a music festival volunteer.

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Campaigns Volunteer Sophie Power gives us her impression of volunteering at one of Australia’s favourite outdoor festivals, WOMADelaide.

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Long-term volunteer ‘santa’ retires

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Christmas time is one of the busiest times of the year, especially for Brian. Every year, for the past 27 years, Brian has volunteered to run Oxfam’s annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. He’s delivered thousands of Christmas trees and helped raise millions of dollars for Oxfam’s development work across the world.

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Volunteer spotlight: Judy Warrell, supporter since 1979

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Judy Warrell has been a volunteer with Oxfam Australia (originally known as Community Aid Abroad) since 1979. Here’s a snapshot of her experience to date.

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Anne Batt – Gets a medal for 52 years of volunteering with Oxfam

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On World Humanitarian day, August 19th Anne Batt received a medal in recognition for 52 years of volunteering for Oxfam from The Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke. The theme for the day was we need more…and Minister Parke very aptly suggested we need more Anne Batts’. Anne Batt first volunteered in Hobart in 1961 […]

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Volunteer supervisor profile: Sharon Settecasse

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I also believe strongly in the approach we take in working with people to change or improve the circumstances they often have little choice in. The fact that we recognise that personal empowerment is critical in changing your own situation is a really important factor in my choice.

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An Oxfam volunteer at Coldplay’s Brisbane concert

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December 5 was International Volunteer Day – an important date in the calendar for Oxfam and other non-profit organisations who rely so much on the support of dedicated volunteers. Kaitlyn McGinley is one of many “vollies” who helped out at the recent Coldplay concerts around Australia, gathering signatures and spreading the word about Oxfam’s GROW […]

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