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Ruth Lee author

Ruth (BBus, MEng) joined the Origin Energy Foundation as the Manager of the Volunteering and Matched Giving Programs in 2014, building on her previous experience working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Since then, employee participation in volunteering has increased from 15% to 42%, and the program has received Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards from Workplace Giving Australia. In line with the Foundation’s focus on equity of opportunity in education, Origin’s volunteering program facilitates school outreach – bringing real world learning into the classroom, particularly for schools that otherwise could not access these opportunities. Ruth participates on the Education Qld STEM Cross Sector Reference Group and Engineers Australia Education Roundtable, and was a Council Member of the Open Learning Institute for nine years. Ruth is passionate about the potential benefits that corporate volunteering can offer the for-purpose sector, while also benefiting corporates fostering higher employee engagement through a holistic approach to social responsibility.