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Stories

Volunteer story by Sneha Naik

December 9, 2021

Tell us about yourself

I am a doctor by profession and I recently obtained a master’s degree in Healthcare Management at Deakin University. I earned my bachelor’s degree in India. After graduation, I worked as a resident doctor in India and Kenya for three years. Serving humanity was my childhood dream.

I am a highly talkative individual. I enjoy dancing, especially semi-classical Indian dance. I enjoy travelling and exploring new places and learning about new cultures.

What inspired you to become a LiverWELL volunteer?

I started at LiverWELL as an intern to complete a mandatory academic requirement. Working at LiverWELL provided me with the opportunity to give something back to the community and make a difference in the lives of those around me. It also provided an opportunity to learn new skills and expand on previous knowledge and experience. I decided to continue volunteering after my internship ended as it makes me feel better about myself.

Please describe one of your favorite LiverWELL experiences or moments.

Our weekly team meetings at LiverWELL are one of my personal favourites. Despite being under lockdown and working from home, we used to have incredibly lively and fun meetings. My supervisors constantly made me feel more connected. They always encouraged me to be more open with my thoughts and always respected my opinion.

What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Find a cause that you care about. “What are my goals and interests?” you might wonder. Knowing what you want to get out of volunteering and communicating that to the organisation will help you get the most out of it. Make sure you’re having a good time

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