Director, I Need Helpers
Alex’s strong focus and commitment to the benefits of volunteering has seen him establish I Need Helpers as a platform supporting the tourism and events industry. In 2010 he established I Need Helpers after landing his dream job within the Victorian major events sector, which prompted him to find a way to provide other students with career opportunities that had been presented. I Need Helpers has since managed the development of volunteer programs for many of our well known events including Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Financial Education Summit ft. Sir Richard Branson, Le Tour de France (L’Etape) and MasterChef Australia Kitchen Tour to name a few. His approach towards volunteering has set benchmarks, formed best practices in tourism volunteering and has highlighted a successful model for the attracting, retaining and managing episodic tourism volunteers. The concept of the shared platform sees well over 7,500 active volunteers all signed-up to gain experience through a structured framework, connecting with university courses and contributing to an online volunteer network.