Regional youth community coordinator: Renee Cooper
Riverina/Murray region based in Wagga Wagga
Starting her career as a secondary school teacher in the rural town of Leeton cemented Renee's commitment to supporting and advocating for young people. Working in a small town and teaching students from remote farming communities allowed Renee to build her appreciation for the importance of developing and investing in community to ensure that all young people have an opportunity for a fulfilling future.
Renee has held a variety of roles with the St Vincent de Paul Society, including Schools and Youth Coordinator and Regional Director. Overseeing the organisation’s response to recent disasters across the Riverina, Southern Highlands, Illawarra and Shoalhaven, Renee worked with members and volunteers to ensure assistance and ongoing support was made available to community.