Volunteer story by Anna Alex

September 30, 2021

Tell us about yourself

I’m currently in my penultimate semester of Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration at La Trobe University. I have a keen interest in the impact of social change on health and hope to reflect the same in my career. I enjoy spending my free time reading fiction and poetry, admiring art and connecting with people.

What inspired you to become a LiverWELL volunteer?

I first heard about LiverWell through my mentor (Catina Eyres). As I looked at the organisation’s work online, it realised it closely resonated with my personal values.  I have always enjoyed volunteering, especially so in places where I can see real life impact.

Please describe one of your favorite LiverWELL experiences or moments.

My favourite moments are ones involving connecting and interacting with others at LiverWELL. Though we’re stuck in lockdown I’ve still felt quite engaged with the organisation, which is great. It is refreshing to meet like-minded people with the same enthusiasm for bringing about change.

What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Don’t be afraid to try new things! I believe everyone has a skill that can benefit our community, society and world at large. So never be afraid to step out of your comfort
zone. There is so much to learn from these volunteering opportunities and wonderful connections to make along the way.

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We welcome people from all cultures, nationalities and religions. Being inclusive and providing equitable services is our commitment.

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands where we work - the lands of the Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We express our gratitude to them for their continued care and curation of these lands and waters. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

LiverWELL observes and honours the Kulin Nation's intrinsic connection to land, sky and water, and the creator Bunjil. LiverWELL is committed to being led and informed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on bridging health outcomes for communities and improving liver health.