Making dreams come true for the children of the Our Rainbow House school requires the tireless work and energies of a people behind the scenes. The Behind the Scenes Series reveals who some of those amazing people are. This week Behind the Scenes Series shares the story of Samantha Hunt.
"I became involved with Our Rainbow House in early 2014 after many months of following the charity's work in local media.
All my life I had dreamt of helping build schools in Africa and when, shortly after the birth of our second child, we saw there was a charity based in Emerald that ran a school in Zambia, my partner encouraged me to get involved. I began volunteering with secretarial duties, then I was incredibly excited and humbled to receive a position on staff in the Australian Office in May 2014.
One of the things I love is there is never a normal day in the office. As well as supporting the Director, Board Members and Staff with administration, there could be preparations for a Garden Party to organize, attending Board and Committee meetings, designing fliers, selling tickets, and helping in the kitchen at one of the fundraising events. I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many people who continue to give tirelessly of themselves.
As a parent I know how precious it is to be able to offer your children the best start in life. Seeing the beautiful faces of all the students enjoying their days at school motivates us to continue to work hard for the Charity. I look forward to one day going over to Zambia and meeting all the wonderful students and staff in person.
If you were to ask me why you should volunteer for Our Rainbow House, I would tell you that not only will you change the lives of the children of our School, the staff and their families, but the experience will change your life too. To offer the possibility of a brighter future for even one person makes every moment worthwhile."
Thank you Sam - we love you and all the work you do for Our Rainbow House. Would you like to know more about how you can make dreams come true for the children of Our Rainbow House?
Email Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org