Rick Blackburn

State Committee

My name is Ric Blackburn and I have been on the UBC committee for the past 3 years. One of my great enjoyments is attending AFL football with my family and friends. I have volunteered in various capacities for Not For Profit community groups all my life. 

My relationship and support of the Royal Children’s Hospital started early in life, when as a 19 year old I would source free movie tickets for kids in the hospital. 

For the past 30 years, I have worked in Community Health, disability and various community organisations. 

For 20 years I was involved in the creation and management of Men’s Sheds across Victoria. 

I have a deep commitment to the betterment of the Australian community and passionately believe in the importance of giving back. 



I enjoy restoring old cars and spending quality family time with my two sons. 

I am fortunate to have a wide range of skills and abilities both practical and teaching. 

Travelling is a passion and visiting new countries and cultures is immensely satisfying. 


Have you got any personal messages for our members?  

Both my sons are members of UBC and I encourage everyone to recruit the younger generations to the wonderful experience of volunteering.  

I have held the below positions:

  • State Committee:  2021/22

    Why I volunteer for UBC

    For many years I supported friends who were involved in the activities of UBC.  This prompted me to become a volunteer, which was a natural progression to joining the committee. Ric Blackburn