Volunteer spotlight: Sandy Cunneen

Sandy CunneenWhat is your career background?
Retired now but my previous occupation was administration, mainly with government.

When and why did you join B4C?
Towards the end of 2011. With experience and knowledge of horticulture, which I studied in 2006, and to upkeep this knowledge I volunteered in the nursery. When I discovered B4C it was more than just a nursery it was a community and something I could enjoyably align with.

What environmental issues are of interest to you?
Being able to see local bushland being re-vegetated by bushcare groups and supported by B4C through their nursery.

What are your interests and hobbies etc?
Researching native plants and orchids, propagating and collecting seeds. I also enjoy learning and reading about bees, butterflies and other native wildlife.

What sort of tasks do you do as a B4C Volunteer?
I started off in the nursery propagating and doing other duties such as archiving and accounting. Now I am working in the office doing data entry for the Ecosystem Services Unit.

What do you enjoy about volunteering with B4C?
I like their ethics and culture and what they are trying to achieve.

What is your favourite place you have travelled to?
Lord Howe Island. I would like to re-visit Lord Howe Island as it is mostly in its natural state.

Where were you born?
Brisbane.

What suburb do you live in?
Mansfield.

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