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Karen Ward's Profile

Karen WardKaren works part time in the office answering email enquiries and marketing for GVN. She has lived in Lower Hutt all of her life and has enjoyed various travels overseas. She has two children which she has been privileged to be able to stay home with. Previously she worked in the finance industry in Wellington and on returning to work, loves the fact that she can work to help people make a difference to those in need. Karen likes to scrapbook, walk, support her family in their activities, and attempt a few triathlons.

An Interview with Karen Ward

When people ask you 'where are you from' what is your reply:

Lower Hutt. It's such a great place - lived here all my life!

When people ask 'where do you work' what's your response:

Lower Hutt! oh, Who? (not that I take things literally :-)....Global Volunteer Network - we place volunteers in placements overseas.

When people then ask 'and what do you do at GVN', what it your reply:

Inbox - answer questions from volunteers wanting to know more about our programs; and marketing.

Why did you end up working at GVN?:

Once my children were both off to school, I started looking for some part time work. I started off doing some a few hours a week and some weekend inbox, and it grew a bit from there.

What's the best thing about working for GVN?

Everyone is great! It's friendly, relaxed and I love working somewhere that makes a difference.

When you're not at work, what's your favourite activity?

Scrapbooking - pretty paper, photos, glue and memories. A little running aswell.

What's your favourite food?

Pizza and wine.

If you could be animal, what would it be?

A cat. Don't they have the life! ~Independant, spoilt, loved, and lots of sunny places to sleep.

If you could go anywhere just now, where would it be?

I've always wanted to go on a tropical island cruise.

Who are your favourite bands/musicians?

Not much of a music listener but enjoy a bit of Luther Vandross, and Seal.

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