Meet Paul Grillo - SA/WA/ACT organiser
Hi, I’m Paul, the newest member of the Organising Team. I’m based in my hometown of Adelaide, where I love bushwalking, hanging out in the veggie patch, and tinkering on an old 4WD. I’ve been involved in community organising for nearly 20 years, working previously for OXFAM, World Vision, The Wilderness Society and the Climate Action Network. I started out volunteering for Greenpeace and before I knew it, doing something about the state of the world had become my passion.
I love working with volunteers, people who recognise that they have power and who use it for the benefit of others. I’ve seen how volunteering builds community, with so many volunteers becoming lifelong friends. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management (Specialising in Volunteer Management) and a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies. My role involves supporting and developing our Action Group Network in SA, WA and Canberra. Also in Adelaide, my focus is on building our relationships with partner organisations, media and local decision-makers. GetUp has a broad, revolutionary vision matched perfectly with a culture of innovation and continuous learning. I’m excited to be on the ground for GetUp in Adelaide because I believe in our capacity to redefine what is politically possible.