Volunteer for RISA
At RISA Inc all of our volunteers are reflux parents, and this is why we are all so passionate about RISA; with the ultimate aim of helping and advocating for families.
We understand that the amount of time available is often very limited. We appreciate any amount of time you are able to give, and we put no pressure on anyone to do more than they can.
We require volunteers to join RISA Inc for insurance purposes. Volunteers receive complimentary membership as a thank you for their efforts, and of course, are very welcome to use all of our services.
RISA is a member-run organisation, our active parents give their time voluntarily. There are many different jobs, both big and small that you could do. If you have any specific interests or skills please let us know so we can find the best job for you. Sometimes we just need some help with data entry, for example putting emails into an address book!
RISA Volunteer Agreement Form
Please find below the current positions we are seeking volunteers for:
RISA Inc Contact Person (some training is involved)
Telephone or email families who contact RISA for support. Listen to them, provide emotional support and suggest practical management strategies. Make follow-up calls and emails as necessary. Refer callers to relevant community services as appropriate. If appropriate talk about what other support RISA can offer. If you are interested in volunteering as a RISA Contact have a look through the training manuals and fill out the form above.
Attend meetings on Skype regularly to discuss ideas (you get to be involved from the comfort of home and in your PJs if you want!). Help write letters. Help source contacts in government organisations, peak health professional organisations, health educators and companies. Liaise with members regarding stories and services that are needed. If you are interested in volunteering as part of our Advocacy Team please fill out the form above.
Apply for grant applications. Send donation requests to organisations and businesses. Send out sponsorship requests. Organise fundraising activities as appropriate. Organise to have correspondence and information saved on our online share drive, as required. If you are interested in volunteering for our Fundraising Officer please fill out the form above.
Contact appropriate organisations for links to their websites. If able, get articles/information in local papers, parenting magazines, and community radio stations. Distribute posters or information brochures to child health clinics, shopping centres, playgroups, etc. Distribute literature to parents, hospitals, doctors, lactation consultants, and child health centres. Organise to have correspondence and information saved on our online share drive, as required. If you are interested in volunteering for our Publicity Officer please fill out the form above.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.