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Welcome to Volunteers

Whirled Foundation values the importance of volunteers and the contribution they make to our organisation. We welcome volunteer help in a range of areas including:

  • Becoming a designated expert in a nominated area assisting members
  • Joining a working party and contributing your expertise
  • Community Ambassadors and Advocates
  • Local media campaign participation
  • Event Support
  • Office assistance/mail outs

We welcome your suggestions of how you might help us. See below the positions we a currently looking to fill.

 

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering please fill in our Volunteer Expression of Interest form.

Positions are not guaranteed upon applying. All volunteer applications will undergo a screening process. Whirled Foundation may also conduct a reference check and police records check.

 

 

Commence a Local Group

Peer or mutual support is a strong and important aspect of living with a vestibular condition. The word “peer” which means ‘one of equals’ is important. It differentiates this type of support from other rehabilitation services provided by professional health-based organisations. Peers are not health professionals or medical experts. They are volunteers who have been diagnosed with the same or a similar condition or illness and who are willing to share their time and experiences to offer hope, encouragement and a positive role model to others, especially the newly diagnosed.

Whirled Foundation peer support groups are for anyone living with a vestibular condition, including their family members, friends and carers. Whirled Foundation peer support meetings provide a great opportunity to learn more about your vestibular condition while getting to know others who have first-hand experience of living with the condition. The groups offer information, social connection, hope and support.

Becoming a Peer Support Group Leader can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Whirled Foundation offers information and administrative support for Peer Support Group Leaders and can link Leaders together to share knowledge and experience.

Would you like to start a local group in your area?

It’s easy. Contact our office to express your interest in commencing a group. Our staff will guide you through the process, assist in identifying members in your area and help you get your group started. Please contact our office on 1300 368 818.

 

Volunteer Positions Available

The following is a list of volunteer positions available with Whirled Foundation.

Treasurer

Whirled Foundation is seeking an experienced CPA to take over from the retiring Treasurer to manage the financial obligations of the organisation and contribute to the strategic direction. Whirled Foundation Committee members can be located in any state of Australia. Click here for a position description. If you are interested in the role please email a copy of your CV to micky@whirledfoundation.org

Events Management and Hosting

Whirled Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from those with experience in events management and operations. To grow our profile around Australia Whirled is looking to deliver a series of events for our members, medical professionals and members of the community. To deliver these events we require volunteers with experience in managing and hosting events. If you or someone you know are interested in getting involved please send your CV and a letter outlining your relevant experience to micky@whirledfoundation.org

Local Contact Person

Willing to speak with local members who are newly diagnosed to offer hope, encouragement and support and assist in distributing MA brochures and other material in your local area to increase public awareness.

Marketing Professional

Able to co-ordinate and implement a professional communications and promotional plan for Whirled Foundation.

Grant Writer

Experienced in understanding and interpreting Government invitations for accessing public funding. Skills in preparing persuasive and professional grant proposals on behalf of Whirled Foundation.

Public Relations

Professional expertise in media relations and strategies to raise the profile of Whirled Foundation in the public arena and with other relevant audiences.

Journalist/Writer

Able to write attractive and persuasive communication items including media releases, radio and postings on electronic media.

Health Professionals

Willing to serve on medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

Local media campaign participation

Whirled Foundation is always looking for people to share their personal stories and help raise awareness of vestibular disorders and Whirled Foundation through local media.

Public Speakers

Able to publicly present on behalf of Whirled Foundation to Community Groups

If you are interested in any of the above positions please fill in our Volunteer Expression of Interest form and email it to info@whirledfoundation.org

Whirled Foundation adheres to Volunteering Australia’s  Principles of Volunteering

Click here to view the Whirled Foundation Volunteer Policy & Procedure document.

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