May 13, 2016

I enjoy getting out of the house and gaining experience in a business environment – Fabrice Roshat

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our volunteers. Lung Foundation Australia takes this opportunity to thank the hundreds of volunteers who generously donate their time, skills and support to making lung health a priority in Australia.

This week we have put together a few profiles of our hardworking volunteers so that you can get to know them too. Learn more about, Fabrice:

Tell us a little bit about yourself…

I was born Switzerland and first moved to Sydney with my partner 20 years ago. Six years later we moved to Brisbane with our new born daughter. My passion is bushwalking and I went to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro (5,985 meters) in Tanzania at the beginning of this year.

Why did you become a volunteer at Lung Foundation Australia?

I started as a volunteer in April 2013 at Lung Foundation Australia. First, I was involved in a research survey report on the Piko-6 device, calling clients who purchased the lung capacity apparel and asking them questions and to provide feedback. At the end of the process I helped produce a final report on the use of the Piko-6.

Since then, I have worked on a lot of different tasks, mainly related to the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database. This has included updating and maintaining the new database containing nearly 70,000 client records.

Why did you become a volunteer at Lung Foundation Australia?

My main reasons for volunteering were getting out of the house and gaining experience in a business environment. Lung Foundation Australia has a great and friendly team, so I enjoy coming in one day a week and helping out the organisation!

What is the most rewarding part of volunteering?

As with any position, some tasks will be more favourable than others, but volunteering is very rewarding and you will get to meet some nice people.

Would you encourage others to volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to stay in touch with the professional world and meet new, interesting and friendly people.