Shu Fen Wang
2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year
For ten years, Shu Fen Wang has been devoting her time to the West Region Chinese Association. She has been actively involved in a number of efforts to assist Chinese migrants in Western Sydney become more accustomed to and involved in Australian life.
Ms. Wang has been responsible for organising various multicultural social and educational activities for the Association. In 1998, Ms. Wang proposed the implementation of a chorus team, which now boasts 60 singers and has participated in several major performances at locations such as the Sydney Opera House.
She has also promoted the participation of migrants in environmental protection and cleaning, specifically Clean Up Australia Day, as well as setting up a group of Asian migrants which focus on environmental protection in the Inner West.
Nominator Karin Cheung of the West Region Chinese Association also says that Ms. Wang is highly involved in assisting members with their day to day tasks. "She accompanies them to see the doctor, to Centrelink and helps in completing forms."
Overall, Ms. Cheung has high regard for Ms. Wang's contribution to the Inner West Chinese community. "Ms. Wang has devoted her heart of love to the service of the large number of elderly Asian background residents in Inner West Sydney and has made a great contribution to multiculturalism in Australia."