Ever wondered who’s working behind the scenes at South Eastern Community Connect (SECC)? Well, in our new weekly series, we’ll be introducing you to each of the staff that make SECC what it is. Today we interview our volunteer coordination superhero – Sue.

Sue Ohanian

Hello Sue. What’s your role within SECC?

I’m the Volunteer Coordinator. My job is to recruit, train, coordinate, develop and nurture our volunteers. I’m the link between the volunteer and the line manager for the program, and I work to ensure the best possible fit for both SECC and the volunteer.

What do you like most about your job?

Working with the volunteers and the clients is the best thing about my job. On a bad day, this is what sustains me.

What’s the best thing about the service you offer?

We have such kind, trustworthy, giving and talented volunteers who give help and peace of mind to those in the community who need it. They have such a generosity of spirit.

I also love liasing with the clients, who are such an inspiration.

What’s one of your biggest hopes for our local community?

That we can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.

And on a more serious note, what’s your all-time favourite dessert and why?

I’d have to say Russe cake, which used to be sold in the now-closed Paris Patisserie Francaise cake shop on Bondi Road.

It included layers of pastry and hazelnut cream with chocolate on top – delicious!

Find out more about volunteering opportunities here, and follow us on Facebook for regular updates on our services to the Eastlakes community and beyond.


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