Senior Policy & Project Officer, Volunteers
Department for Education & Child Development, SA
Heidi provides high level advice to South Australian public education and care sites in relation to volunteering policy and procedure. Heidi also leads a project related to high-level change to develop more effective and efficient ways for schools, preschools and children’s centres to better involve more than 25,000 volunteers to support learning and wellbeing of South Australian children and students.
In October 2017 Heidi was a finalist in the Public Education Awards for System Excellence. This was in recognition of her passion and commitment to ensuring strategic and meaningful volunteer involvement is embedded across public education. This passion has led to the recent development of resources to support school staff to embed student volunteering programs in schools as part of the Australian Curriculum. Her vision to expand a curriculum of giving has been supported by the public education and volunteering sector.