We welcome members of the community to be involved and participate in different aspects of our organisation, as everyone has something special they can contribute.
Some of the ways to be involved include:
- Volunteering with HepatitisWA
- Joining our Board of Management
- Submissions to The HepatitisWA Newsletter
- Make a Donation
HepatitisWA is a small organisation committed to engaging the community and providing opportunities for people to volunteer their services and assist us in our work.
Opportunities to work with us include:
The Hepatitis Helpline: This service is provided from our offices and operates from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Volunteer staff are requested to work a four hour shift on a regular basis.
Needle and Syringe Project: Providing a limited range of injecting equipment to people who choose to inject drugs.
Health Promotion Events: HepatitisWA is often invited to participate in community and health promotion events. These may include school health days, university orientation days, community events and health promotion days at metropolitan prisons.
Community Education: HepatitisWA provides specialised education sessions to youth through schools, health professionals and a variety of workplaces.
Volunteer Training: HepatitisWA requires all volunteer staff to undergo a two day training course to ensure they are fully informed about hepatitis C. Training includes topics on:
- Types of hepatitis (A, B, C)
- Prevention and transmission
- Disease progression
- The lived experience(s) of hepatitis
- Issues for people living with hepatitis
- Discrimination and stigma
- Testing and treatments
- Support networks and appropriate referral
All potential volunteer staff are required to successfully complete our training course. People interested in community education (public speaking) are required to undergo additional training.
If you are interested in assisting us in our work please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (08) 9227 9800 or download an application package.
A Board of Management forms the governing body of HepatitisWA. It comprises representatives from stakeholders, health and welfare professionals and interested community members.
If you are interested, please contact the manager Frank Farmer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 92279805.
The HepatitisWA Newsletter (formerly known as The CFiles) covers the latest treatment trials and updates, lifestyle tips, personal stories and all kinds of useful and interesting information around viral hepatitis. Check out some of the previous editions.
Everybody has a story to tell...
Think that you have something you would like to share with our readers? Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be very therapeutic, while benefiting other people affected by hepatitis who are reading your story.
Reading about other’s experiences can provide valuable comfort, information and encouragement.
Support the newsletter that supports you by contributing to the HepatitisWA Newsletter.
Send stories, articles, poems, artwork or anything else you’d like published to the Editor: email@example.com (with “Attn: HepatitisWA Newsletter Editor” as the email subject) or call (08) 9227 9806.
Membership of HepatitisWA is open to all members of the community.
To apply to become a member complete the attached membership form and submit it to HepatitisWA along with the appropriate fee.
All applications for membership must be approved by the Board of Management, which meets once a month.
If you are interested in making a donation to support HepatitisWA in the work that we do, please contact our Administration Manager Vivianne Brown on (08) 9227 9800.
Page last updated: Monday 03 December, 2012