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WOMADelaide 2014: tales from a music festival volunteer.

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

Long-term volunteer ‘santa’ retires

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. Read more »

Volunteer spotlight: Judy Warrell, supporter since 1979

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. Read more »

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

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 […] Read more »

Volunteer supervisor profile: Sharon Settecasse

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. Read more »

An Oxfam volunteer at Coldplay’s Brisbane concert

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 […] Read more »