In celebration of International Volunteer Day this Thursday 5 December, we want to recognise one of our amazing volunteers, Katy, who was instrumental in piloting our first ever Nurses in Action program, leading our first team of medical volunteers to work with Mama Ann's Odede Community Health Centre from their opening in March 2013.
We value the contribution of our volunteers so much, and Katy is an example of a volunteer who has not only contributed to the development of our Nurses in Action program, which continues to be implemented across 2 countries and impact thousands of people, but this year she is also stepping up to volunteer her time as our newest World Youth International Board Member!
Katy has been integral to the development and success of many of our World Youth International programs. She first joined as a Volunteer on an Overseas Action program in Kenya in 2009 and has not looked back. The experience inspired Katy to further her skills as a Nurse and Midwife and she saw that there was so many opportunities to help, teach, learn and develop vulnerable communities. She wanted more health professionals to have the same opportunities she did, and so helped us create and launch the Nurses in Action program, specifically aimed for her industry. In 2013, Katy was Team Leader on the first ever Nurses in Action programs in Kenya and has been involved in our organisation while also raising a young family and working as a Nurse and Midwife in country Victoria. Now, in her role on our Board, she will be guiding and developing our programs even further, ensuring we can continue to make a sustainable and positive impact to the communities we work within.
Welcome to the World Youth International Board of Directors Katy, as one of our longest serving volunteers we are so grateful to have you join our leadership and continue to develop our Nurses in Action programs so we can all create more impact into the future.