Breaking down barriers for women & youth, Bianca Goebel

Bianca Goebel has been nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award for her passion and commitment to empowering youth, women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

As volunteer CEO of Youth Without Borders, Bianca is driving their vision for every young person to access opportunities to reach their full potential. As well as mentoring current engineering students and young people in the ‘start up’ phase of not-for-profits, Bianca is a strong voice in the community for people who are often left without a voice of their own.

Emily Fullwood, Bianca’s friend, said “Bianca is resilient due to her relentless belief in the importance of the development of people in order to empower individuals to be able to tell their own stories and use their own experiences as a platform for positive change.”

“Bianca is an inspiration because of her leadership, resilience, empathy and altruism.”

CEO of Volunteering Queensland, Mara Basanovic, said the Volunteering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state.

“These prestigious awards highlight and pay tribute to the caring individuals who inspire and epitomise the spirit of volunteerism through their compassion, commitment and hard work. The positive impact they contribute strengthens and connects their communities.”

“The awards also promote the enormous value and vital contribution of volunteering to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland.”

Award recipients will be announced during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 8 - 14 May 2017.