Volunteer patients needed

Looking for some way of contributing to your community? Would you like to assist students and staff at Curtin’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine?

The School is seeking volunteers to work with groups of students in all years of the course that leads to registration as a nurse.

If you are available for a minimum of 3 hours, a few times a year, and would be willing to role play as a patient to assist students in learning how to communicate and care for patients, we would really like to hear from you. The roles are not difficult and refreshments are provided.

What will I need to do?

The role of the volunteer patient can range from helping assess students’ skills in taking temperature, pulse respirations and blood pressure to more complex situations where you play the role of a patient with a medical or surgical condition in a hospital ward.

How much time will I need to give?

Any time you are willing to give will assist our students. As little as a few hours, one or two days during the months of April, May, June, August, September, October will be greatly appreciated. You can pick and choose the sessions that you wish to attend.

What are the benefits?

  • Help others.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Meet new people and have fun whilst doing it.
  • Research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health and that older volunteers are most likely to receive physical and mental health benefits from volunteering.
  • The experience of helping others leads to a sense of great self-worth.

Coles/Myer vouchers are given to volunteers as a token of appreciation after participating in a training session.