Graduates at Vinnies

A team of graduates from various departments at Woodside came together to volunteer at the Vinnies Distribution Centre in Canning Vale. The St Vincent de Paul Society, fondly known as “Vinnies”, is one of Australia’s largest and most highly regarded charities, and also operates in an additional 149 countries worldwide. They aspire for an Australia transformed by compassion and built on justice; they advocate on several pressing social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty and asylum seekers- no work of charity is foreign to them. The St Vincent de Paul Society provides a helping hand to many West Australians through food assistance, material aid, budget advice, shelter, advocacy, friendship and support. The warehouse team were in need of aid in the lead up to Christmas, specifically with Chirstmas hampers that would be donated to families and those in need during the Christmas period, which is what the small group of Woodside graduates helped with!

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Corporate Affairs at Native ARC 2018

The Corporate Affairs team were very excited to visit Native ARC for their team volunteering day. The team had last visited Native ARC two years ago and upon arriving at the site immediately noticed how much the site had changed over the past two years. It was a delight to see that the nature walk area they had planted had grown and matured over the two years and was still being used as part of the education program for schools. The team had a balanced day, filled with hard work, fun and learning new things about native animals and Native ARC.

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MIC Engineering at Dismantle

A small group from the MIC Engineering Team spent a Friday afternoon in the Dismantle bike workshop in West Leederville. Dismantle are a local organisation that focus on empowering at-risk youth through mentoring and bicycle mechanic workshops. A big part of the program is for young people to learn how to repair a bike, and to then donate that bike to charity. At times the students may fall behind, so to ensure the mentees are kept on track their mentors will finish that particular stage of the repair process for them. This has been quite tricky for the mentors who can have several bikes to work on per week and as such the team from MIC team were a godsend as they helped to get the bikes rigged and ready for donation.

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Geoscience at Native ARC

Upon arrival to Native ARC the team eagerly collected their PPE, and walked over to the enclosures where they were split into two groups. One group worked on a small demountable located within the Kangaroo enclosure, which was stripped and cleaned of dirt and debris. Admittedly, it was tricky to stay on task, as the curious and very friendly Kangaroos kept distracting the team to say "Hi!". The other team members visited Vinnie the wombat and relevelled all his burrows that he had worked so hard to create - this was to create enrichment for Vinnie's mind and to stimulate him, by presenting him with a fresh personal project.

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