Meet the WA RAVN State Representatives
RAVN State Representatives are motivated, returned Australian volunteers who voluntarily lead RAVN networking activities in their states and territories. State Representatives also engage with Australian aid initiatives and other returned volunteers as well as support the Australian Volunteers Program and grow awareness of the impact and value of volunteering.
Julie Wren volunteered in 2001 with her family in the Marshall Islands. She began her volunteer assignment as an elementary school drama teacher, then she taught English and later, she volunteered as the school’s Principal.
Julie now works in teacher education at Edith Cowan University and is involved in research about young children’s learning. She hopes that her findings may offer new insights to educators to benefit early childhood education.
I see my volunteer experience as continuing to have a profound positive impact on my life. I enjoy working with my fellow State Representative to further unite and strengthen the WA RAVN network in the next year.
Chris Greenwood volunteer assignment lead him to Cambodia where he worked with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for two and half years as a communications advisor. This volunteer role prepared Chris for the challenge of becoming International Communications Manager for WWF's flagship Heart of Borneo Global Initiative from 2009 to 2012.
Chris holds graduate and post graduate qualifications in economics, business management, marketing and communications. He currently works as a communications consultant and is very interested in strategic communication issues, campaign management and conservation issues.
I see the local and international volunteer sector as emblematic of the 'best' of human endeavours in building a more just and sustainable world.