Meet Vicky King, a Director on the NRCF Board. Vicky volunteers her time and professional skills to help develop NRCF’s long-term vision and the culture that will support it.
Why did you join the NRCF?
Because I want to support the local community. Regional areas like ours have so much to offer people. Our area is so vibrant precisely because of its diversity and NRCF aims to strengthen our community by supporting connections across all the different groups and demographics who live alongside each other here in the Northern Rivers. For example, I think there’s a lot of people who have moved here for lifestyle having had successful careers and are keen to give back. At the same time, there are plenty of people in need who would like to have more of a voice and deserve access to opportunities to prosper. NRCF gives people a reliable means to make these links and everyone benefits as a result.
As a volunteer, what is the focus of your role?
I’ve got a background in HR and strategy, so I’ve been helping develop NRCF’s long-term vision and the culture that will support that. I joined as an Associate Director and am now a Director. I’m happy to help however I can – I love to get involved in the projects we support.
Tell us something that people might not know about you.
I have just finished writing my first novel!
What do you believe is the most important role of the NRCF in our community?
To advocate for the needs of this region and create a platform for people to give generously, knowing that the money they donate will directly support long-standing improvements for our community.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering at NRCF?
I love working with people who have the same values as me. I’ve learnt so much about local people and issues through my work at NRCF. It’s great to understand more about what makes things tick locally and see things improving.