Meet the Mentees & Mentors

Meet some of our mentees and hear about what they are looking forward to.


Sarah Howe- Yarra Plenty Library Service







I am looking forward to joining the Volunteering Victoria mentorship program to gain access to support in helping to navigate the quickly changing and complex volunteer sector. Having a mentor that can help me navigate challenging projects as well as expanding my professional network of other individuals in the field will be invaluable for both myself and the organisation I work for..”

Mara Milosevic – City of Melbourne






I hope to gain from the Volunteering Victoria Mentorship program an understanding of best practice models in events based volunteer management, including ways to adopt and implement inclusivity measures. I would also like to learn how I as a volunteer coordinator deliver positive, impactful outcomes to my wider organisation


Ellen Coates- PMI Victorian History Library







I’m the Collections Librarian at the PMI Victorian History Library and I have recently taken on the role of volunteer coordinator as well. As I am a librarian by training, so I jumped at the opportunities offered by the volunteering mentorship program to give me the help I need to establish a thriving program at the PMI, that is beneficial to both the organisation and the volunteers.

Meet some of our mentors and find out why they are excited to support this year’s cohort of mentees.


Daniel Bryen- Thorne Harbour Health






I wish I had have known about the mentor program when I was starting out, as I think I would have benefited immensely. For that reason, I’m keen to be involved and it’s very much a two way learning experience.

Rebecca Hudson – RSPCA






Hi, I am really pleased to be involved with Volunteering Victoria’s Mentor Program in 2019!   I value the contribution of volunteers in our community and part of my current role is supporting our volunteers to do their best and enjoy what they do.   I am looking forward to being part of this mentoring program to contribute and give back to our volunteering community, as well as getting to know and learn from an enthusiastic group of people who are all dedicated to making volunteering great.

Madeline Townsend- Beyond Zero Emissions







Being a mentor is a great way to give back to the volunteer community! It’s a chance to use my professional experience and knowledge, and a way to connect with issues and new trends in the volunteer sector – it’s also a really good networking opportunity.
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