Meet our trainers
Executive Manager, Volunteering NT
Rachael has worked in the Community Services and Volunteer Management sector for the last 15 years in Victoria and the Northern Territory. She has had various counselling roles in financial and problem gambling, emergency relief services and the homelessness sector. Rachael’s strong focus on volunteer management and training development has provided extensive experience as both a volunteer and manager. She is passionate about the volunteer sector and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Rachael is a qualified trainer with Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.
Executive Manager, Volunteering SA&NT
Tracey has worked with community service organisations for over 30 years in disability and case management , business excellence, mental health and domestic violence support. With a strong focus on volunteering, business and training development both in South Australia and ACT, Tracey has extensive experience and qualifications in volunteer management, program and project management, change design, professional development and training. Tracey also has experience in state, national and international Board and Committee work, has been a Board Chair of a small not for profit organisation and is also a versatile presenter and public speaker.
Sue is a qualified trainer and scientist with experience in project management, change management, strategic planning, quality systems, communication and leadership across a wide range of sectors. In her previous roles at Volunteering SA&NT Sue has been responsible for project planning and management, quality systems and compliance and information management and analysis. She also has many years of board experience and been at senior executive roles in the not-for-profit sector. Sue was a state finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards in 2003.
Gabi joined the training team in 2013 having previously worked in the state education sector in leadership roles in both high schools and corporate units. In 2010 Gabi trained as a life coach and currently runs her own business helping clients achieve personal and professional success. Gabi has supported the work of the public speaking organisation, Rostrum since 1979 including seven years as a member of the SA training team. She carries the title of the first woman elected State President in South Australia and National President of Australian Rostrum and in her spare time, Gabi volunteers at her local Salvation Army.
With a background in education, marketing, customer service, working with older people, coaching and team building Carole is training coordinator and sessional trainer. She is an experienced facilitator and develops customised training as well as offering a wide range of volunteer and volunteer manager training, through both face to face sessions and webinars. She is currently a peer educator with COTA and has been a volunteer for many years.
Emily has proven experience in the youth and community services sector for 12 years working for not-for-profit organisations, local government and the health services in South Australia and Northern Territory. She has developed and facilitated a number of life skills and mental health programs in the education sector and the wider community. She is an experienced and dynamic presenter and facilitator. Emily has been a volunteer herself for local programs such as Midnight Basketball, One Girl and World Youth International.