Career adventure: Volunteering

Freelance journalist: Chris Sheedy
HR Monthly
Australian Human Resources Institute

"Hands & Minds"
2000 words

Volunteers with HR skills are in demand overseas, from Nepal to Myanmar. Chris Sheedy spoke to professionals who have found that sharing their knowledge brings huge rewards.

Julia Ferragamo describes the 12 months of leave-without-pay that she took from her job at Mercer as “completely life-changing”. In May 2013 the HR professional decided to put her Australian career – which involved general HR consulting as well as organisational design, leadership and performance management projects – on hold, and took off to work in Kathmandu, Nepal. TO READ MORE, CLICK IMAGES.