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Volunteer profile: Brenda

 

Redkite volunteer BOCWhile some Redkite volunteers find us through research and opportunities on sites like Seek Volunteer, many are connected with us through their employers, like long-term Redkite corporate supporter BOC. Brenda (pictured on the left) has been involved with Redkite for over 12 years and is a corporate volunteer through BOC.

 

She's involved with every aspect of BOC's sponsorship of the Redkite Corporate Quiz, including promoting the event to BOC staff through presentations and communication sessions to get more volunteers for the night. 

 

Brenda also organises the BOC tables at the event, sends out invitations to guests and coordinates lists of BOC representatives with Redkite. She also organises BOC donations for the silent auction, and she’s there if Redkite needs last-minute help picking up something from a supplier and getting it to the venue. Brenda then attends on the evening and coordinates staff. 

 

When she’s not helping with Quiz, Brenda does other work for Redkite on behalf of BOC, such as organising fundraisers. She says that along the way she’s learnt “to value life and every precious minute you spend with your family and friends” and that she’s continually surprised how people faced with major challenges in their life “can see something positive around every corner.”

 

When she thinks about what keeps her volunteering passion alive year after year, she says it’s “feeling like I have made some small contribution to such a wonderful organisation.”

 

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