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