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Volunteer story by Oashe Bhattacharya

September 7, 2021

Oashe Bhattacharya

Volunteer of the Month, August 2021

About Oashe

I am an aspiring public health practitioner with an interest in Health promotion and Epidemiology. This course has trained me to adapt to a rapidly changing health environment.

I work as a research associate in the ‘School of Public health and preventive medicine’, and as a COVID-19 admin officer at Monash Health.

What inspired you to become a LiverWELL volunteer?

I admire the stance LiverWell has taken towards their commitment of social justice for people with liver diseases. Interacting with wonderful people and having the opportunity to learn whilst working with like-minded people, who share a common passion has been incredibly rewarding.

My favorite LiverWELL sessions or moments.

Being part of the Youth promotion project has been eventful. Despite the shift to virtual interactions, we have utilized this transition as a mean to promote and raise awareness of taking care of one’s liver among the youth through social media.

Creating content and engaging the audience using various strategies has been a great experience.

What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Volunteering is among the most worthwhile things you can do for your community. Volunteering for a cause you care about will encourage you to stick with it in the long run. This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up new skills that will benefit you in other aspects of your life.

The best possibilities available will allow you to learn and be challenged while still having fun.

 

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