Ausum to recognise Amanda Healy during National Volunteer Week


Amanda Healy with Jesse Wynne, clothing manager for Brothaboy.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d453320
Amanda Healy with Jesse Wynne, clothing manager for Brothaboy. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d453320

ABORIGINAL entrepreneur Amanda Healy is approaching her fourth year of Ausum volunteering.

The Midland not-for-profit will recognise her milestone during National Volunteer Week.

The 56-year-old supports young Aboriginal people involved in Ausum entrepreneurs.

Through the program, young people learn how to run a small business.

Ms Healy is the founder of online luxury accessories Kirrikin, a business created to recognise Aboriginal identity and land. She also founded and sold an engineering business developed over 20 years in the Pilbara.

“I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and helping to equip young people who have had disadvantage in their lives, to think innovatively about the possibilities of starting their own business and being their own boss,” she said.

Ausum Initiatives chief executive Liz Prescott said the organisation valued dedicated volunteers such as Amanda.

“We have a small but incredibly talented group of highly committed volunteers who are a huge support to our team at Ausum, and particularly the young people who we work with,” she said.

“National Volunteer Week is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the generosity of our volunteers, who give their time so freely to support local youth by imparting their knowledge and skills.”

To learn more about Ausum, call 9274 9900 or visit info@ausum.org.au.