Turning back to Kids Like Us’ incredible contingent of volunteers, we have another invaluable member of our team – Michelle!
Like a number of our volunteers, Michelle came to us first as a parent, and later chose to help us in what we do by joining our volunteer team.
We’re incredibly grateful for all she does, and want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you! We’re also grateful to her for taking time to have a quick chat with us for our latest Q&A… Thanks, Michelle!
Q: How did you first hear about Kids Like Us?
Michelle: I first found KLU on the Internet as I was looking for some support for our family.
Q: What made you decide to become a volunteer?
Michelle: I love working with young people as I am also involved with another organisation. KLU has done great work for our family – I wanted to give back, so it just seemed like a natural progression!
Q: Tell us a little about what you do at Kids Like Us
Michelle: I have a supporting role with Kids Like Bricks, working with Miles and helping him. I work very much behind the scenes.
Q: What’s the best thing about what you do with young people?
Michelle: Young people have amazing ideas and skills. I love that they always challenge the way you see the world. I just wish I had their energy!
Q: What do you do when you’re not at Kids Like Us?
Michelle: I work as a Community Fundraiser for another organisation as well as volunteering for them. I would love to spend more time in the great outdoors with family and friends. I particularly love Victoria’s High Country any time of the year. As a family we love being in the snow!
Q: If you were a fictional character, which character do you think you’d be – and why?
Michelle: I’d like to be Lizzie Bennett from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as she spoke her mind and didn’t compromise, despite living in a time when women weren’t treated fairly.
Q: What was your favourite book when you were at school?
Michelle: Unsurprisingly, I was not much of a reader at school. I did enjoy Enid Blyton’s The Adventures of the Wishing Chair.