About Sue Hine
I began volunteering a very long time ago. I have been engaged with community organisations for more than 40 years, as a trainer, facilitator and clinical supervisor, and as a volunteer in all sorts of roles. Employment history includes both NGOs and public health sector, always with community involvement. My direct experience of managing volunteers is brief by some standards, just 6 years. But it was volunteering that taught me most about management, what worked and what didn’t, what made me feel valued and and how a poorly run organisation did me and their client group a big disservice.
Now I have become re-tyred, and free to tell you what I think and to float ideas that might get you thinking. I am an independent advocate and was an initial participant in the Management of Volunteers Development Project, which produced Volunteering New Zealand’s Best Practice for Volunteer-Involving Guidelines, and NZ Competencies for Managers of Volunteers. I continue to be associated with volunteering communities in Wellington, and I provide tutor support to participants in the online training course, Essentials of Volunteer Management.
For those who set store by professional credentials, I own to an honours degree in Social Work, and a M.Phil (Development Studies). My thesis was on the expression of organisational values.
Please note all comments, opinions and references are made on my own account and are not presenting the views of Volunteering NZ or any other organisation.