Tracey O’Neill, CVA, has been involved in volunteer engagement since 2001 and is currently the Senior Manager of Volunteer Engagement the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, a social justice organisation that works to prevent and alleviate poverty across Australia. She spent one term as a board member of the Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers and was a member of the Victorian Volunteer Strategy Taskforce (Australia).
O'Neill is an advocate for transformative and sustainable volunteer management and developing advanced leadership training opportunities to develop and retain exceptional members of the sector. She is passionate about the elevation of the profession of volunteer engagement and has facilitated numerous presentations for the sector. She encourages leaders of volunteers to actively participate in enhancing the visibility, respect, and leadership skills of those in the profession. O'Neill would like to see volunteer management become a chosen career path and to see the role occupy senior leadership positions within organisations.
O’Neill is proud to be Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) and a 2020 Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement Exemplary Leader award recipient. She is the founder of the Volunteer Engagement Professionals – Connections & Camaraderie Facebook group, connecting colleagues across the globe. In 2019, she became co-editor of Voices for Engage.