Volunteering Opportunities

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Challenges Abroad

Challenges Abroad Australia is offering ADSA members the opportunity to join the India Dentistry Challenge and create real and lasting community change.

Work the World

Are you a dentistry student with a passion for global health? Work the World provides you with the opportunity to undertake safe, structured and tailored short-term placements in Africa, Asia or South America.

Opportunities

See here (derived from Australian Dental Association 2017, “Volunteer Positions”)
ADA NSW has a wealth of volunteering opportunities available in the coming months. Dental and oral health students can apply for the the following events by filling out this form (more details about these events can be found in the form):
RED CROSS CLINIC: Saturday 18th November. St Leonards, Sydney
ORANGE NATIONAL FIELD DAYS: Thursday 26th – 28th Saturday October. Borenore NSW
CPD EVENT VOLUNTEER
Help out at one of ADA VB’s CPD events and receive free registration to the event! Check out the list of events and fill out this application form if you’re interested in volunteering.
DONATIONS IN KIND
This major Rotary Program, chaired by David Cockshell, supplies other organisations with medical and literacy goods needed in communities worldwide. Donations in Kind is happy to make available donated dental equipment to students for international study placements. Rotary has other programs that focus on volunteering overseas specific to dental operations. You may wish to check out the www.RAWCS.com.au, under Project Volunteers for more information, or email media@adsa.org.au.

AUSTRALIA-VIETNAM VOLUNTEERS RESOURCE GROUP (AARVG)
AAVRG is a non-for-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to the people of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province at the Long Tan Clinic. There are usually 6 trips held a year, held according to the convenience of the local community. Each trip is booked at the beginning of the calender year for 1 week, during which you may have the opportunity to work along-side Dr Colin Twelftree, Dr Helen Mclean and Dr Janet Scott. Check out the http://www.avvrg.org.au/ website for more information, or email media@adsa.org.au.

TIMOR CLINIC
This Rotary/Lions East Timor Dental Project has been established for several years. This project is coordinated by Dr Terry Yuen and has the experience of accommodating for dental students. Check out the http://ossaainc.org.au/main/LETDP4.htm website for more information, or email media@adsa.org.au.

COMMON GROUND
Common Ground is a unique model which provides dental services to the homeless. Thanks to the volunteered services of dental students and local clinicians. This opportunity offers great clinical experience for final year students. Students of all other years are welcome to contact Margie if interested in assisting or observing. You may wish to check out http://www.commongroundadelaide.org.au/ for more information, or email margie.steffens@adelaide.edu.au

Keep an eye out for more opportunities coming soon!
Keep an eye out for more opportunities coming soon!