NSW Volunteer of the Year 2014

Oct 29, 2014    

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Congratulations to Natalie Wadwell who was awarded this prestigious title recently at the Campbelltown Catholic Club.

Natalie was the driving force behind an initiative called Stepping Up designed to showcase local talent, by highlighting HSC students’ major works, at local venues.

She was also awarded Student Volunteer of the Region whilst currently studying Creative Arts full-time at University, worked alongside Camden and Campbelltown Councils, Lend Lease and Macarthur based organisation MWLP – Linking Youth.  Sixty students have contributed to this project over three years and Natalie has big plans to expand the project.

Natalie co-ordinates the exhibition, visits teachers and students to encourage them to participate, works with partners, displays the works and is outstanding in her ability to promote the project.  Audiences vote on the artworks and artists are invited to see the high caliber of work on display.

Natalie enlisted the support of Russell Matheson MP, Federal Member for Macarthur, from day one.  Russell has been keen to promote her work and encourages young people across Macarthur to get involved.

Camden and Campbelltown Councils nominated Natalie on behalf of the partners from the Stepping Up Project.  Natalie is a motivated, passionate young lady keen to make an impression in the world and wants other young people to benefit and share her passion.

She is now working hard to prepare for the 2015 Stepping Up Exhibition which will be held from 15-26th of February 2015 at Macarthur Square.  For Expressions of Interest go to http://facebook.com/Wadwellinitiatives or steppingupmacarthur@gmail.com

Natalie will be representing our Region at the NSW Volunteering State Ceremony in December and we wish her all the very best!

Supporters of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Award are The Centre for Volunteering, Clubs NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Details: Dianna Ames, MWLP – Linking Youth Ph: 4625 1863 or email dianna.ames@mwlp.com.au