BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY), 1990, DIPLOMA IN TEACHING, 1987
Helen is a dedicated and generous member of the Canberra community, having volunteered a great deal of time and resources to support our community over the last 30 years. Helen's efforts and commitments range from volunteering as a swimming teacher, volunteering at sports programs for children with disabilities, telephone counselling and volunteer counselling for the for parents of drug users.
Helen has also contributed greatly to the community of Christmas Island, where she was located for three years. Here she initiated and ran a women's craft group, swimming lessons, and a film group. She also lobbied for, and then ran radio programs on Sunday evenings and worked as a volunteer at the Christmas Island Area School teaching English, in addition to running classes for school holiday programs.