Manager – Shamara Williams
Shamara loves to collaborate and partner with other organisations to make a vision a reality. She is keen to connect with volunteer involving organisations to ensure that we are assisting in the way you want us to.
Shamara worked at VSW from 2013 – 2016 and before she returned in 2019 she was able to build on her volunteer experiences and is excited to be working in all things volunteering again. Along with Shamara’s management role in Volunteer South West, she also delivers presentations on request and assists with the delivery of training workshops to volunteer managers, volunteers and the general public.
Contact Shamara to discuss membership, volunteering, training and presentation requirements.
Program Coordinator – Susanne Becker-Hamersley
In the newly created role as Programs Coordinator Susanne is excited to work in partnership with organisations and support them to build capacity through sharing resources and supporting them in their recruitment of volunteers, especially those in priority groups of disability, new migrants and First Nations people.
Susanne is passionate about meeting people from different backgrounds, learning about their traditions, different ways of life and sharing experiences. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Geography and Sociology and has worked in marketing communications for more than 20 years. After relocating to Australia Susanne worked at a local newspaper as sponsorship & marketing coordinator and supported community groups and other organisations in finding the right solution to promote their activities.
Volunteering with the Bunbury Multicultural Group changed her life – meeting people in the same situation, sharing experiences and information and helping other people with what she has learnt created a strong sense of belonging to the local community.
Contact Susanne to find out how you can make your organisation more inclusive and diverse.
Admin Support Officer – Jeanette Repacholi
Jeanette has been with Volunteer South West since January 2015, and in 2021 was appointed in a casual capacity as Administration Support Officer.
Jeanette says she loves being part of the VSW team. She is thoroughly enjoying her new casual role assisting staff with administration tasks and streamlining office functions, as there is always something new to learn! She also loves training and passing on her knowledge to new VSW volunteers.
Our volunteers (pictured here with current staff) interview people interested in volunteering and assist them to find a position that matches their skills and hobbies ensuring satisfaction. They also support staff with administration tasks and assist at expos and events. We value and appreciate our volunteers and recognise the range of skills and experience they bring to our organisation. Pop in and say Hi!