VSO volunteer organizes Fun Run for Randstad Australia
Emma Kirkwood—recent returned volunteer from Zanzibar and the first Randstad Australia BP volunteer recruited through VSO Bahaginan—recently organized a lunch-break fun run among colleagues at Randstad Australia. Emma aimed to raise awareness and some funds through this fun run to contribute to VSO’s global campaign against poverty.
On midday of June 23, Emma and ten other Randstad employees donned their running shoes and VSO-Randstad branded t-shirts and jogged around Sydney for 30 minutes. Emma shared, “This is an annual event that Randstad head office does so we jumped in this year. I think it’s a great annual raising awareness event and we’ve got three locations in the city where people can donate money as well.”
Emma and her colleagues were able to raise A$200 for VSO in addition to valuable interest raised from staff to do international volunteering. She added, “We had a great time. It’s a fairly small group but hopefully the word will keep spreading and next year, the event will be bigger.”
Emma Kirkwood is the regional human resources manager of Randstad Australia and the first Randstad Australia BP volunteer recruited through VSO Bahaginan. She successfully finished a 6-week assignment as capacity building advisor to two NGOs in Zanzibar, Tanzania.