Honour for St John volunteer
One of St John WA’s treasured volunteers has been named the winner of Volunteering WA’s 2023 Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award.
Dr Amanda Draper received the honour at a gala event during National Volunteer Week.
Volunteering started early for Amanda when she would volunteer after school at Bunbury Nursing Home.
Outside her full-time employment as Head of Mathematics at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School in Busselton, Amanda volunteers on governing boards, fundraises for cancer research groups, coaches and manages soccer and basketball teams, tutors students, volunteers with St John, and is the volunteer President of the South West Mathematics Association of WA.
Her volunteering extends all around Bunbury and the South West, with many locals feeling the benefit of her impact.
Amanda has been a volunteer at East Bunbury since early 2022, and has completed more than 360 hours of volunteering for St John.
Currently an Emergency Medical Assistant (EMA), she has recently requested to complete her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training.
In addition to her volunteering, Amanda has been a foster carer for 19 years, caring for more than 60 children.
St John also wishes to congratulate long-time volunteer Barbara Groves for her nomination.