Jan Rice Volunteer Service Award
The Jan Rice Volunteer Service award was established in 2015 by the Victorian branch of Wounds Australia 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 and is now open to Wounds Australia members nationally.
A message from Jan:
I have always considered volunteer service as a privilege. We all have the ability to help others, in whatever small way being there, listening to their stories, offering suggestions as to how they solve some of the problems they are encountering—every little idea can become life changing for some. It is always a two way win –because the more you give the more you get---the smile given when you help someone problem solve has no monetary value on it but will stay with you for a lifetime.
In order to help you with your application, I would advise to choose the organisation that has a good reputation, ensure you are at your best in health as working in resource poor communities can be physically taxing on your body, wear functional practical clothing and if taking resources they must be sustainable otherwise don’t take them.
To find out more about the Jan Rice Volunteer Service Award, and how to apply click here .