Daniel Drapac, a year 10 student from Saint Joseph’s College joined us for a week-long work experience placement. Here’s what he had to say about his experience in the Greenpeace Australia office.
Hi! I’m Daniel from Saint Joseph’s College. I have always been interested in Greenpeace and I have continually supported their campaigns, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them for a week for work experience. I was able to work with different teams in the office, visit the team at the warehouse, and even join Greenpeace activists and volunteers for a demonstration.
Daniel with Cat and Kathy from the Greenpeace Oceans team.
One of the highlights of my week was working with the Oceans team, who help defend our oceans and give them a voice. I gained a lot of insight into ways we can make a more sustainable future for marine life around the world. With over one million sharks being killed each year for their fins – and very little government action taking place – Greenpeace and other organisations are the only voice marine life have.
Another highlight was visiting Greenpeace’s Sydney warehouse. This is where all the magic happens – it was very interesting to see what happens behind the demonstrations and protests that make national news. I even got to see Greenpeace staff and activists preparing for their next stunt!
Daniel participating in a Greenpeace demonstration for our Renewable Energy campaign.
It was also a lot of fun to join the Greenpeace indoor soccer team for a lunchtime game. I think this is a great way of getting people out of the office and get the blood pumping!
This week has been full of many surprises and challenges, and I have learnt a lot about the work Greenpeace does. As a student I really recommend volunteering to help out the organisation. The work that is done here is nothing short of extraordinary and I will never forget my work experience week at Greenpeace Australia Pacific.