Scott joined Volunteering Victoria in July 2018 as the organisation’s new CEO. In his previous role, Scott was Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand’s for 3.5 years. His extensive cross-sector experience in public, private and NGO roles ensures the organisation’s people, purpose and priorities are both sustainable and sector-leading. Scott is active internationally, consulting on democracy, civil society and volunteering.
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.
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.
Dominic is responsible for delivering a project in increase disability inclusion in the community sector and continues to work on Volunteering Victoria’s advocacy campaigns as a volunteer. Dominic joined Volunteering Victoria in May 2017 to lead policy, advocacy and research development after four years in the Victorian Government. He has a First Class Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in political studies and philosophy from Otago University in New Zealand. Dominic is passionate about working with government and organisations to ensure the volunteering sector in Victoria is thriving. Dominic is an enthusiastic traveller and has volunteered abroad on a number of occasions, including in response to the 2009 earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.
Madeline joined Volunteering Victoria in December 2018 and is focusing on providing volunteering information to individuals, with a special focus on encouraging people experiencing disadvantage to volunteer. Madeline has worked in volunteer management and policy roles since 1989 across Australia and New Zealand. She has a Diploma in Business (Governance) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Community Directors Australia. Madeline is also the Volunteer Coordinator at Beyond Zero Emissions, and a regular volunteer for social and arts causes.
Kate has over 15 years’ experience working in Community Development and Community Arts, in both NFP and local government roles, most recently as Volunteering Development Officer with Mornington Peninsula Shire. She has initiated a number of innovative projects to promote and enable volunteer participation and received a Highly Commended Award in the KVB Tidy Town Awards in 2018 for a very successful volunteering promotion campaign in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula volunteering sector. Kate has previously volunteered on committees of management of small volunteer community and arts organisations, and currently also works as a practicing ceramicist and tutor in a local NFP arts organisation.
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.
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.
Volunteering Victoria gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of an energetic team of skilled volunteers, who currently include:
- Marielle Cruz
- Sam Pirrottina
- Sasha Nassrallah
- Karen Halsa