Meet Paul G - SA/WA Organiser

Meet Paul - SA/WA Organiser

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Screen_Shot_2017-09-20_at_6.32.19_pm.pngHi, I’m Paul, and I'm excited to be working in SA and WA for 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 and WA. Another focus is building our relationships with like-minded organisations, decision-makers and local partnerships. 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.

You can contact the team via takeaction@getup.org.au