Over the next couple of weeks, we want you to get to know the fabulous volunteers that make Aware tick. We’ve profiled all of our volunteers, and we can’t wait for you to get to know them
What’s your role at Aware?
Hello, I’m Louella and I am assisting AWARE in designing an art program for refugee children in Melbourne. Soon, I’ll be assisting AWARE in delivering its Wool for Women program in Kampot, Cambodia.
I have only been involved with AWARE since March this year and am incredibly humbled to be involved with such a lovely bunch of people so dedicated to bringing about positive change in the lives of others.
What’s your day job?
International Development Student, perpetual daydreamer, and barista.
What sparked your interest in volunteering for Aware?
Several things really! Firstly, I have been searching for an engaging, challenging, and rewarding volunteer position for several months. By engaging I mean one which didn’t involve filing paperwork and answering the telephone – I needed something a little more practical and hands on! Secondly, Stacey (Aware’s director) and I met at uni and were both looking for the same thing: to work on projects that engage and empower refugee children in some way in Melbourne. Thirdly, I really really love the idea Aware represents in designing engaging programs using art as a tool to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth.
What have been some of the highlights of volunteering at Aware thus far?
Learning to crochet for our Cambodia trip obviously! But how can I pick just one? Meeting like minded people has been lovely, seeing the dedication of Aware’s volunteers, and Stacey has been motivating and inspiring.
Going to Cambodia will be an amazing experience and I can’t wait to be involved in what will surely be just one of many field trips for Aware!
This post was written by Aware volunteer, Louella.