Sam O’Connell | Auckland, NZ

Name: Samantha O’Connell

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Do you work/volunteer for any organisations featured on TOWNHALL?

From Me to PNG – view Community page here

What’s your role within the above organisation?


A bit about yourself:

I’m a 20 year old University of Auckland student in Television, Media and Sociology, a keen netballer who loves animals and being outdoors.

Work/Volunteer Experience?

Since founding ‘From me to PNG’ I have worked in schools and villages in PNG to build and improve libraries. My work includes  coordinating donors in New Zealand, pack the container ready for shipment and heading over to PNG to build the libraries.

What’s your ‘why’?

This is what I am truly passionate about, I want my career to be working endlessly in creating positive change especially for children in developing countries. I want them to be given equal opportunities to learn and prosper by giving them the appropriate resources. I want these children to be able to find their passions and their talents in all realms, like reading, writing, sport, arts etc.

What skills do you have?

I have played sport and coached my whole life so can do sport coaching

I have skills in reading, writing and communicating english

Are you happy to be contacted for volunteer/work opportunities or collaborations?


TOWNHALL Interests:

  • Animals
  • Children
  • Community Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Education
  • Food
  • Friendship
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Sport
  • Women’s Health/Rights