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Volunteer

Volunteering with MESHA is a great way to support charity and develop your skills. You’ll work in a supportive team environment and channel your energy help to positively impact the health and wellbeing of our Defence, Emergency Services and Veteran communities.

Team at MESHA in the office

Why volunteer with us?

  • Giving your valuable time is a great way to give back to the community
  • You can volunteer your skills and develop new ones. Having skilled volunteers saves MESHA valuable dollars which means more goes to the cause, while providing amazing support to our team.
  • When you volunteer for charity you are connected with new people and can build new relationships, having a lot of fun along the way.
  • Our volunteers get a sense of purpose and achievement from giving their time to our charity.
  • Volunteering for charity can be a pathway into a future career – some of our volunteers have gone on to become paid employees.
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What’s involved in volunteering?

So, you want to support MESHA by volunteering your time?! Thank you!

You’ll work with motivated people, learn about MESHA and get a unique insight into how a research institute operates, as well as the charity sector.

Volunteering with us provides substantial benefits to our community and more importantly, provides significant benefits to you as a volunteer.

MESHA is part of The Hospital Research Foundation Group and collectively, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities for you to get involved with. These include;

  • icon research purple Office Administration get up close and personal with our team helping with essential tasks across our Administration, Research, Marketing, Fundraising, Communications and Events teams
  • icon research purple Research Involvement get involved by doing volunteer research onsite with the MESHA team. Check out the Placement and Internship Program Internship Program for more information.
  • icon research purple Program Participation/Coordination MESHA runs various programs which benefit from the volunteer assistance from lived experience defence or emergency service personnel for coordination and peer facilitation. Learn more about our Programs.
  • icon research purple Events and Activations help in the lead up and/or on the day at our fun events and public activities, engaging and raising awareness of our causes
  • icon research purple Supporter Engagement chat with our supporters & learn their shared passion for supporting our causes

Who can volunteer?

Our volunteers are an amazing group of people who range from 18 to 70+ years old! They come from all different backgrounds and bring diverse skill sets to our charity. We value the support of every single one of our volunteers and would for love you to join us!

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Where are we located?

We offer volunteer opportunities at the MESHA office at the Jamie Larcombe Centre in Glenside, as well at THRF Group’s head office (Woodville), our hospital-based offices (Royal Adelaide Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital) and at various events in central Adelaide and surrounds.

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Narelle,

Volunteer for our Group charity.

Volunteering has given me the opportunity to work with people who are needing support. It allows me to give back to the organisations that have helped me and to those who are important to me.

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Student Testimonial,

Placement & Internship Program.

Doing volunteer research on site with MESHA has been a very valuable experience. It has helped me to develop my skills in a supportive and welcoming environment… I would highly recommend internship/volunteering/placement at MESHA to anyone in the health space interested in research. Working alongside the very supportive staff and fellow students has been paramount to my development as a new researcher.

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