Vanita Schwarz

Volunteer Development Coordinator

As Volunteer Development Coordinator, Vanita manages all Lighthouse Youth Projects volunteers, and develops sustainable practices to support the ongoing involvement of these volunteers in our programs.

Vanita also works full time at the City of Marion as Volunteer Coordinator, is the Secretary of the Local Government Volunteers Managers Network, and has herself been volunteering for over 20 years. With hands on experience as a peer educator, working with youth focused organisations, Vanita specialises in working with young people disengaged with communities.

Both her volunteering and work history mean she has a solid knowledge of the volunteer sector, and is a strong advocate and believer of the benefits volunteering can bring to young people and communities.

With her wealth of experience and unending enthusiasm, we are so lucky to have Vanita as part of the Lighthouse team!