Image: Natalie, and partner Pete, on a 2019 volunteer building team with Habitat for Humanity in Nepal.
As a nine-year-old child, Natalie Fuller remembers being shocked seeing the dire circumstances of people with severe disabilities living in an Adelaide-based institution. She says that “little did I know that the ensuing lemonade stall my girlfriend and I set up on our verge to raise funds, would lead to a lifetime of volunteering and fundraising activities, nurtured by strong female family members who instilled in me the importance of being kind and giving to others.”
Nat says that volunteering has been an integral part of her life and that it fundamentally changed her career direction as she was about to start an honours degree in environmental science when she was offered a job as a youth worker with an innovative community development program where she was volunteering. That job, in turn, led to a career of paid and voluntary work in the community services sector both in Australia and overseas.
Nat told us that she loves working with others to achieve great outcomes.
From collective fundraising to raising frames on Habitat for Humanity building sites around the world, I am inspired by the power of community coming together to make the world a fairer and more equitable place. This is what appeals to me about Impact 100 SA. Our collective giving can result in transformational change for organisations that are already doing amazing things.
Nat Fuller has recently been appointed to our Management and Grants Assessment Committees and has previously volunteered on our membership committee.