A team effort
Kathryn was inspired by the power of skilled volunteering through her experience at a former employer.
“Since joining ANZ, I began exploring the opportunity for our teams to work more closely and learn from each other,” she says. “We established a consulting style engagement model to support our community partner, Berry Street.”
Kathryn says it’s amazing to see how an initial idea brought the team together to deliver valuable work while also creating a sense of belonging and achievement for its members.
Reflecting on how the experience significantly impacted her plans for the future, Jessica Boxshall, ANZ Journey Expert says “while this opportunity helped me gain another level of confidence in my professional skills, Berry Street’s work inspired me to hopefully become a foster parent myself one day soon!”.
All engagement was successfully completed virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.
ANZ led a series of workshops then recommended four key initiatives to improve the recruitment and onboarding process of foster carers.
The Berry Street team thoroughly enjoyed working with our ANZ volunteers. It’s been an amazing experience and their insights will directly inform positive changes as part of our transformation work to grow our foster care program.