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Dear Wonderful ChildFund Australia Volunteers

Hi! I’m Gemma and I work in the Supporter Relations team at ChildFund Australia, where I am lucky enough to work alongside our inspiring and passionate volunteers in our Sydney office.

I’ve been working in the Supporter Relations team for four years now and am still touched by the number of enquires we get from people saying “I’ve got some free time now and want to volunteer.”

Firstly, that is awesome. To know that there are people out there who are willing to give their free time, work and use their skills alongside us to help us achieve our ultimate goal – a world free from poverty, where children are protected and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

And in our Sydney office we really couldn’t do the work we do without our courageous and amazing volunteers who never say any task is too hard for them. When they are in the office I feel like we are a team and we really can take on the issues that ChildFund works to address.

Being a Supporter Relations Officer at ChildFund Australia has meant I have been lucky enough to travel overseas to monitor ChildFund’s projects in South America and meet incredible people along the way. However, it is our volunteers that are my inspiration.

They care about the world, they care about equality and fighting poverty. And they show week in and week out that they are committed. I believe commitment is the one thing that motivates us and moves us into action.

I am proud to work alongside our volunteers and continue to be inspired by them every day. Volunteers are the people standing up and changing the world.

To our amazing volunteer team – thank you.

This International Volunteer Day, ChildFund Australia would like to thank our amazing volunteers who make change happen every single day around the world!

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