Bachelor of Management (Marketing) student, Hayden Zammit (OAM) is setting off to attend the International Association for Volunteer Effort - 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference on the Gold Coast next week. Supported by the UniSA Business School, he will be joining thousands of young people to hear from experts in volunteering about their experiences.
Twenty year old Hayden is one of the youngest ever recipients of an Order of Australia Medal thanks to his ‘service to the community of Broken Hill, and for commitment to youth leadership.’ Over the last ten years Hayden has volunteered with organisations such as The Salvation Army, Heart Foundation, NSW Cancer Council and Camp Quality. He’s particularly proud of having raised funds to go towards the work that Camp Quality does in supporting families of children with cancer.
After relocating from his home town of Broken Hill last year to study at the UniSA Business School, Hayden structures his time around study, part-time work, volunteering and a busy social life.
Hayden says he’s most looking forward to networking with like-minded young people and learning how to recruit and maintaining a successful volunteer group. Many events and organisations rely on the support of volunteers, as their financial value to an organisation is significant.
Follow Hayden’s observations from the conference on Twitter at @haydozamOAM
For more on the changing face of volunteerism visit the article from Edition 5 of unisabusiness magazine