Podcast: Celebrating our volunteer workforce for National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week Logo: supplied by Volunteering Australia.


Making a world of difference’ is the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week. To recognise the contribution volunteers make to their local communities and to Australia, D*scribe spoke with some of the volunteers and staff who are part of the volunteering community.


Within this podcast, you will hear from:

Nadine Hutchins, general manager of Event Health Services at St John Ambulance Victoria.

Nadine Hutchins. Photo: Supplied by Nadine Hutchins.


Brendan Barnes, volunteer at St John Ambulance Victoria.

Brendan Barnes. Photo: Supplied by St John Ambulance Australia (Vic) via Flickr.


Georgina Morris, volunteer at The Smith Family.

Georgina Morris. Photo: supplied by Georgina Morris.



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Shayannah Beck
Shay Beck is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws student at Deakin, with majors in Anthropology and Journalism. She completed her VCE at Distance Education Centre Victoria. She has been a statistician at the Brisbane International and three Australian Open’s, umpires local football and convenes badminton and table tennis events. She has represented Victoria in tennis and has competed in state and national tennis tournaments. Shay enjoys surfing, hiking and wildwater kayaking, and has paddled on the Mersey River, Snowy River and Goulbourn River in downriver state and national championships. In 2015, she was selected for the Australian Wildwater Team. Shay has six brothers.


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