Tell us about yourself...
My name is Roxanne, my day job is in corporate engagement and fundraising, and outside of work I enjoy walking, reading and contributing to my community.
What do you do with Wesley Mission Queensland and how long have you been involved?
I started working for Wesley Mission Queensland in 2017 as the Corporate Engagement coordinator. This role is all about “corporate engagement” namely recruiting volunteer support, building relationships with corporate donors (through donations or sponsorships) and looking for organisations to get involved in payroll giving. A very big part of this role is helping corporates to meaningfully engage into communities that they may otherwise not have experienced.
Tell us a bit more about Wesley Mission Queensland...
Wesley Mission Queensland is an innovative and responsive not-for-profit community service provider, helping people across Queensland build stronger and more inclusive communities since 1907.
Wesley Mission offers a range of support in the community across 4 main areas: Community and Crisis, Ageing well, Living with a disability and in staying healthy.
What is your involvement with the loans.com.au Women, Children & Community Program?
loans.com.au were our first group of corporate volunteers to commit to over a month of supporting the community BBQ. This consistent and incredibly reliable help, takes a huge pressure away from the staff and regular volunteers, so they can keep on with the important work they do.
What does support from companies like loans.com.au mean to your organisation?
We simply cannot do what we do without the support from companies like loans.com.au and Firstmac. When we look at this in scale, they made over 1000 delicious BBQ lunch meals to people in the community in need.
What would you say to someone considering volunteering/donating?
For anyone considering to donate or volunteer, I say “thank you and congratulations’ as supporters in our community are to be celebrated and appreciated! I would say ‘thank you for willing to be of service to others’. Giving feels great! - be it your time or financial contribution(s). The smallest things can be the biggest things to someone else.