Camellia Sayed
Marketing and Communications Officer

Camellia Sayed joined the Volunteering Victoria team in June 2018. She assists in the development and implementation of the annual marketing and membership plan with a focus on development of dedicated online marketing campaigns and promotional activities. Dubbed the social justice warrior amongst friends, Camellia has more than 2 years work experience in corporate sectors in both finance and marketing, but has always had a passion for community services and social change. Whilst working in the private sector, she contributed her time at AIMES, working with refugees in the Refugee Settlement Program. She also holds a BA in Banking and Finance and Masters in Marketing.

Sara Sterling
Sector Development Manager

Sara Sterling joined Volunteering Victoria in January 2018 with a focus on Professional Development services. She has ten years’ experience in government and not for profit sectors. She has focused on volunteer management, program support and administration and training and development. She has a Masters in Social Policy, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is passionate about volunteers, volunteer managers and supporting the sector broadly.

Lisa Barrow
Business Manager

Lisa joined Volunteering Victoria in 2016 after 2.5 years at Red Cross as their National Coordinator, Voluntary Service. She’s worked in the not-for-profit sector for 12 years and managed or supported volunteer programs for 10 years, including 6yrs at Wesley Mission Vic as the Coordinator of Volunteer Programs. Lisa has been a passionate advocate for volunteer rights and creating best practice volunteer management within organisations. She also has a background in HR and completed a Diploma in HR Management.

Hazel Maynard

Hazel joined Volunteering Victoria in 2006 as a volunteer Board Member and was the President of the Board of Management from 2008 to 2010. Hazel became a volunteer again in January and this evolved into a paid position as Professional Development Trainer and Consultant. Following an early-life career change (from patents translator to not-for profit), Hazel has worked for a number of Not for Profit organisations in the past 27 years, including the Australian Red Cross, Amnesty International and The Cancer Council Victoria. In her previous role at St Vincent de Paul Society, Hazel had overarching responsibility for a state-wide program of over 6,500 volunteers in Vinnies Retail Stores. She is passionate about encouraging people who are socially isolated or marginalised to volunteer.

Marijke Fotia
Project Manager

Marijke Fotia re-joined the Volunteering Victoria team in January 2018. Marijke leads the HelpOUT and Managers of Spontaneous Emergency Volunteers programs. Marijke has worked across the not for profit, local government, health and arts sectors and is passionate about bringing people together to achieve beneficial outcomes for our community. Her own formal volunteer experience began volunteering at an Arts Festival in Maryland, USA as a way to meet people and build connections in a new city. She has since volunteered for various organisations in her local community and is also busy working on her Masters of Health and International Development.

Meet our skilled volunteers

Volunteering Victoria gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of an energetic team of skilled volunteers, who currently include:

  • Alison Vydulinksa

  • Desally Walliker

  • Garry Stephenson

  • Gina Cotel

  • Ish Rashad

  • Kelvin Oxwell

  • Kylie Thitchener

  • Muthu Pannirselvam

  • Myra Foley

  • Philip Hodgskiss

  • Rachel Parker

  • Syeda Ghousia