Amy – Food Fairness Illawarra (FFI) Volunteer
Why did you become a Healthy Cities Illawarra (HCI) volunteer?
The University of Wollongong (UOW) sent the opportunity through to students and it looked like something that would be a great experience. I had never done anything related to social media and communications before but it was something I was interested in. I was familiar with HCI and wanted the opportunity to volunteer.
How did you first get involved with Healthy Cities Illawarra?
After applying through UOW, I became a Marketing and Communications intern with FFI. I volunteered for 6 months and worked alongside another volunteer doing FFI social media and newsletter communications.
What has your experience as a program volunteer been like?
It has been fantastic; I have learnt so much and been able to meet great people within HCI. I have been able to engage more with people from the community, and have learnt about the importance of food as well as gaining job ready skills.
What is the best thing about being a FFI Comms Intern in your perspective?
Absolutely volunteer with the HCI! There are so many different opportunities that can suit you and your time commitments. Volunteering is so valuable – it’s such a fantastic experience with lots to learn and great people to meet!
What would you say to anyone outside considering volunteering?
100% do it. I was apprehensive to sign up, but it has been such a great experience and the whole team is so fun to work with!
If you’d like to volunteer with an organisation that has real impact in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, register your interest now!