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Jan Rice Volunteer Service Award

Applications are now open until the 31 July 2018. Funds of up to $3000 are available for each award.

Wounds Australia(Victoria) aims to support members in extending their wound care experience by participating in meaningful community service or work placement in remote or disadvantaged areas of Australia or internationally. The award is named after Ms Jan Rice in recognition of her outstanding contribution to volunteering and supporting those in developing countries and disaster areas in the field of wound management.

Wounds Australia is pleased to offer the Jan Rice Volunteer Service Award for Victorian Wounds Australia members undertaking a project that involves a volunteering activity or work placement related to wound management care or education. It provides a valuable opportunity to gain a different perspective, make a contribution and challenge oneself both personally and professionally.

The award is allocated for a voluntary activity or working placement that enhances the wound management knowledge and/or skills of a Victorian member of Wounds Australia, and or provides wound management or skill development to those in remote or disadvantaged areas in Australia or internationally that can be shared with fellow Wounds Australia members.

The award is A$3000 to be spent within 12 months of receiving the award.

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  1. An individual has been a member of Wounds Australia (Victoria) branch for a minimum of 4 years (membership of AWMA Victoria is included).
  2. An individual can only receive the Jan Rice Volunteer Award once.  Previous recipients are not eligible to apply again.  
  3. The proposed project involves either a voluntary activity or a work placement that must be related to wound management.
  4. The proposed project will be undertaken in a remote and disadvantaged area of Australia or an overseas location.
  5. The project must be an activity to be undertaken in association with an established charitable, educational, governmental or other non-profitable organisation. Proof of the engaged organisation must be provided with submission. The purpose of going with an established aid agency is that safety issues are managed or considered.
  6. Clarity of project aim, the people to be benefited by the project, expected outcomes, plans and the relevance of the project to wound management.
  7. Activities may include but are not limited to project costs, travel costs and/or accommodation expenses associated with activity or placement etc.
  8. Availability of a budget that lists costs associated with this project that specified:
    • Expected total costs
    • Funding being sought
    • What the funding will be used for
    • If any other funding has been sought or obtained from other sources
  9. Demonstrated capacity of the organising individual to fulfil the requirements of the project plan and award requirements

Applications are to be completed using the Wounds Australia Grants and Scholarships application process: Click here 

The above criteria should be addressed in the 'Program Details' and 'Budget Outline' section of the Program Application. If applicants require more space to address the specific criteria for the Jan Rice Volunteer Service Award, they must provide an attachment that does so.

All recipients will be required to:



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