Mo uses her skills in communication and, digital and social media to give back and enjoys volunteering for organisations with values and goals she really cares for. Mo has recently joined the Collaborate team as a Marketing Mentor.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background
I am a marketing and communications professional with a passion for digital and social media. I studied Media Studies at Vic Uni and then went to on a Graduate Diploma in PR and Comms at AUT. I am passionate about animals – especially spending time with my corgi – Ernie, keeping fit, and travelling the world.
What volunteer opportunities have you been involved in or are you currently involved in?
This year I volunteered to collect for the SPCA during their annual appeal. I also enjoy helping the Collaborate team with their social media strategy to encourage more Kiwis into volunteering.
Why do you volunteer?
Volunteering is another creative outlet for me – it allows me to use my marketing and social media skills for a good cause, and to encourage others to volunteer. I, of course, am an animal lover, so any animal cause is close to my heart.
Who is your biggest hero or inspiration?
Tim Urban from waitbutwhy.com. Tim is a modern day inspiration and genius level thinker and communicator. His insights challenge us humans to think outside the square when it comes to work, life, relationships and decision making. You never look at yourself or the world the same after reading one of his articles.
What is your mantra or what is the most important value you live by?
Honesty and integrity – these are very important values to me and in the work that I do.
What do you love about Collaborate?
It’s so easy to use, and it provides a huge variety of options for people to use their skills and personal interests to give back. You can also choose your time commitment to fit around your own schedule.