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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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: 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 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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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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‘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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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: 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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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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