Chief Executive Officer
Adrienne Picone joined Volunteering Australia (VA) as the CEO in January 2017. Prior to starting at VA, Adrienne was the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania and during that time she has been a tireless campaigner for, and supporter of volunteering. Adrienne is passionate about the for-purpose sector and strives to ensure that volunteering is universally acknowledged as being integral to the social, economic and cultural cohesion of our community. Adrienne has worked with volunteers for over 15 years as a Volunteer Manager, trainer and management consultant. She has qualifications in education and extensive experience with Local and State Government as well as for purpose organisations. As the CEO of VA, Adrienne is responsible for ensuring that the organisation remains true to purpose and delivers on its mission to lead, strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering in Australia.
Policy and Communications Coordinator
Lavanya joined Volunteering Australia as the Policy and Communications Coordinator in April 2017. She is an experienced policy and communications professional with a working knowledge of the Government and not-for-profit sectors. Lavanya has a strong understanding of various social policy issues, especially in the areas of migration and gender equity. At Volunteering Australia, Lavanya is responsible for the development and coordination of policy and advocacy strategy, research, campaign development, and government and stakeholder relations. Lavanya has a Bachelor in Communications (Social Inquiry) from the University of Technology Sydney, and is currently studying a Masters of International Law at the Australian National University. She is currently a Board Director at Beryl Women Inc in Canberra.
Rebecca joined Volunteering Australia as the Administration Officer in 2016. She works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Helen has been working for VA for 12 months managing all aspects of the organisational finances. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has extensive experience in not for profit financial and grant management, having previously been the Chief Financial Officer for a large National NFP. Prior to working in the NFP sector, Helen was a senior accountant in a chartered accounting practice providing taxation and superannuation advice and has also worked in various public sector agencies performing a variety of financial and budget development roles. She works part-time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Kylie joined Volunteering Australia as Communications and Marketing Coordinator (part-time) in February 2015. In this position Kylie develops, coordinates and distributes all internal and external communications for Volunteering Australia including the development and delivery of appropriate multi-channel marketing/communications to enhance volunteering and VA’s reputation. Kylie has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in journalism and public relations from Deakin University. She has over 6 years’ experience in marketing and communications roles for RSPCA as well as 2 years as part of a large local government’s media team. Before joining VA Kylie spent a couple of years completing casual graphic design and administration work whilst being a first time mum. Kylie is now on maternity leave until June 2018.
Contact: On maternity leave