Volunteer Profile: Hongmin Lu
|What’s your name?||Hongmin Lu|
|When did you commence with Good360?||I commenced with Good360 in March 2014.|
|Where’s home for you?||I am at home anywhere I feel comfortable.|
|Tell us about the types of work you undertake here…||At our offices in Mascot I undertake a variety of financial and accounting related work.|
|A bit more about yourself…||I enjoy watching television and reading Manga; these are comics created in a traditional style which originated from Japan. Also when it’s soccer World Cup time I enjoy football and usually support Argentina.|
|What roles or jobs have you undertaken elsewhere?||I am a qualified management accountant and I hold a Masters in Financial Analysis. After graduating I went on to work for the Peoples Insurance Company of China (PICC). This is a state owned organisation and China’s largest provider of casualty and property insurance.|
|What are your passions…what interests you?||Homelessness is a problem that I would like to see eradicated and we are doing some excellent work here at Good360 to this end. I also enjoy watercolour painting and watching movies too.|
|What do you consider your main achievements in life so far?||In late 2015 at a ceremony in Coogee, I won The Centre for Volunteering’s Sydney City East Student Volunteer of the Year award for my efforts here at Good360. In recognition of this I received a cheque and certificate.|
|How did you discover the opening here…||Pro bono Australia is a website which distributes news, jobs, events and information and this is where I found the opening for my position.|
|What do you enjoy most about volunteering at Good36 and how do you like to approach your day?||At Good360, the offices are open plan and this is a very nice environment to work in since it is more conducive to affective communication. This makes my work more enjoyable as I set about approaching my day, which I generally attack by working routinely.|
|What would you like to see Good360 achieve in the months ahead?||I would like to see Good360 achieve more growth, in particularly I think more volunteers and product donors would be beneficial because this would allow us to become increasingly self-sustaining and employ more salaried staff. We could do more good as a result.|
|What is your goal this year?||Later this year I am looking forward to travelling to South America.|
Any other information about you that might be useful?
I can’t think of anything right now!