Volunteer of the Month – March 2022: Kate

1. What is your background (profession/ workplace/ training)?

I have a background in marketing communications and recently completed a Master of Health Promotion. I currently work for a peak body in public health and enjoy combining my interests in health and communications.

2. What inspired you to become a volunteer with The Water Well Project?

I have a strong interest in health communication, health literacy, and equity-- three things that are central to The Water Well Project's work! There is so much important health information out there, but it is often not accessible. I was really drawn to The Water Well Project to learn more about how to make health more accessible to communities from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. It's great to contribute to an organisation with such strong values.

3. Please share one of your favourite The Water Well Project sessions or moments.

As part of my role volunteering in The Water Well Project committee, I help to oversee social media and marketing strategy. My favourite thing has been watching The Water Well Project continue to grow in reach and engagement. Our staff and volunteers do such amazing work so I think it's important that this is reflected in our social media and branding. Watch this space!!

4. What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Volunteering is a great way to practice skills, make connections, and learn from others. I have learnt so much through other volunteers and staff at The Water Well Project. I'd suggest new volunteers take the time to get to know other volunteers when the opportunities arise. We have such a lovely group of diverse people at The Water Well Project.