Volunteer Profile: Bee Lee
|What’s your name?||Bee Lee|
|When did you commence with Good360?||February 2015|
|Where do you call home?||Sydney.|
|A bit more about yourself…||
I love exploring new places, new food and new cultures. I love people and believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to get a head start. I volunteer as a playgroup leader in my local community and I was told, “it is crazy but we love it”.
I love variety and often have a lot of projects in my life going at the same time.
|What roles/jobs have you undertaken before…for what organisation or industries?||
I come from a food manufacturing background in Supply Chain and Research & Technology. I have worked as material technologist, quality architecture, food technologist, project management and food developer.
In my non-professional roles, I have worked in a church office, retail gift shops, organised events and travel for myself and others.
|What are your passions…what interests you?||My passion is to explore the world and its inhabitants. I enjoy exploring ideas and my little brain is always full of them. I also enjoy being part of an effective team.|
|What do you consider your main achievements in life so far?||
My two daughters. There are no text books or degree to teach me, “how to be a good parent.” I have seen wonderful parents losing their children through one bad choice in life.
It has taken a life time of discipline, coaching and mentoring but to watch them grow into independent & caring individuals, contributing to society is my greatest achievement.
|How did you discover the opening here…what types of work do you undertake?||
I found Good360 through go-volunteer’s website, when I was looking for skilled volunteer role.
Most of my volunteer role has been an extra pair of hands to kick-start Good360. The tasks given to me vary from data entry, calling charities, unpacking & configuring donated stocks into SKU’s, to facilitating corporate volunteers in the warehouse including inspecting & matching donated office furniture.
|What do you enjoy most about volunteering at Good360…how do you approach your day?||
I love the concept behind Good360. It is fulfilling to see Good360 grow from a 3 person organisation with so little resources except dedication and persistence to what it is today. Every day is a new challenge but no one gives up!
I don’t have a set role, so it is difficult to tell you how I approach my day. At the moment, I spend my 2 days in the warehouse. My aim is to help the team there to process the donated stocks as quickly as possible.
|What would you like to see Good360 achieve this year?||
I would like to see a fun dynamic team of people who work hard together, but are able to stop and celebrate little milestones together. Key to a great organisation is a strong team of people supporting each other.
Unfortunately, I think this has not been a priority as everyone has too much to do.
|What are (is) your goal(s) this year?||
Goal in life or within Good360?
In life, to live life to the fullest and making time for people and picking up new skills. I have given up full time paid work to have a variety in life.
In Good360, to be able to volunteer more and be more involved. (I believe, I have been one of the longest standing volunteer now and the team thinks I know more than I actually do because I have been in & out.) Eventually, I would like to move into a new area if it is available and I have the skill set to contribute.
|Any other information about you that might be useful?||
My regret: I can’t dance!