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Opportunity of a life time for ECU students

Wednesday, 01 June 2011


Edith Cowan University (ECU) students are set to play an important part in the success of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth later this year by helping to recruit and train the army of volunteers needed for the event.

Sarah Baydoun, Joshua Behiels, Aaron Camm, Kali Fort, Dominic Lindsay, Scott Radici, Daniela van Wyk, and Rebecca Wang have been appointed as Administration Support Volunteers. They will work closely with Volunteering WA to prepare the estimated 500 volunteers that will assist at CHOGM.

The students will also have the opportunity to become team leaders during CHOGM.

Faculty of Business and Law Lecturer Dr Megan Le Clus and Workplace Opportunities Co-ordinator Janet Simmons worked with Volunteering WA to provide the opportunity to ECU students. Dr Le Clus said the partnership will provide students with quality work and life experience.

“Working with Volunteering WA and participating in the CHOGM 2011 Volunteer Program provides our students with the unique opportunity to be part of the largest-ever gathering of world leaders in Australia,” said Dr Le Clus.

“They will undergo extensive training and be exposed to a wide range of learning experiences that will complement the formal learning they receive at university”

Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Business student Dominic Lindsay is excited to be taking part.

“Being part of the CHOGM 2011 volunteer team in an excellent opportunity to develop essential skills required in a professional career, all while being part of one of the largest events in WA history,” said Dominic.

Bachelor of Business student Sarah Baydoun thanked Volunteering WA for the opportunity.

“I would really like to thank Volunteering WA for giving me this once in a life time opportunity to be working on such an event. I am so excited and hope to do the best that I can,” said Sarah.

The recruitment process for the 500 volunteers is now underway, with Volunteering WA having already received an overwhelming number of applications from the WA community. These 500 volunteers will occupy positions such as volunteer Venue Officer, Transport Officer or Driver for the event.

For further information about involvement opportunities with the CHOGM 2011 event please visit:

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