As part of National volunteering week (May 6 – 22) we are sharing stories and highlights of some of our amazing volunteers! Together, through volunteering, we are changing communities for the better. We are, Better Together.
Winona – Wollongong Online Farmers Market Volunteer
Why did you become a HCI volunteer?
I decided to become a HCI Volunteer for the opportunity to meet new people, be involved in the community and gain experience that aligns with my degree.
How did you first get involved with Healthy Cities Illawarra?
I became a HCI Volunteer after beginning the UOW-X program. I first got involved with Healthy Cities through the Wollongong Online Farmers Market Project.
What has your experience as a program volunteer been like?
AMAZING! I’ve learnt so much more than I would have ever expected, in so many different areas. All of the staff and volunteers have been so great to work with and have made this experience even better.
What is the best thing about Wollongong Online Farmers Market in your perspective?
Every week is exciting and different and I continue to learn something new every week.
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!