CEO, Volunteering Australia (VA)
Adrienne Picone joined Volunteering Australia (VA) as the CEO in January 2017. Prior to starting at VA, Adrienne was the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania and during that time she has been a tireless campaigner for volunteering. Adrienne is passionate about the for-purpose sector and strives to ensure that volunteering is universally acknowledged as being integral to the social, economic and cultural cohesion of our community.
Adrienne has worked with volunteers for over 15 years as a manager of volunteers, trainer and management consultant. She has qualifications in education and extensive experience with Local and State Government as well as for-purpose organisations. As the CEO of VA, Adrienne is responsible for ensuring that the organisation remains true to purpose and delivers on its mission to lead, strengthen, promote and celebrate volunteering in Australia.
“Employee volunteering programs have a significant impact on individuals, organisations and communities. I am delighted to see the introduction of the Best Pro-Bono Workplace Volunteering Award that celebrates those employees that enable their employees to participate in the community through the giving of time and talent.”