About the Program:

The GSNV Volunteer Program is an opportunity for our support groups to source suitable volunteers to assist them in various tasks and projects which may include:

  • Assisting with events, workshops, fundraisers, conferences and seminars
  • Updating databases
  • Creating marketing material
  • Supporting support group committees and boards
  • Research and writing
  • Face to face support assistance

Volunteers can be students interested in applying for the Masters of Genetic Counselling program (University of Melbourne), or anyone with transferrable skills interested some hands-on experience in the genetics community. The GSNV may also engage volunteers from its broader networks and community.

The GSNV wishes to acknowledge the contribution of Ms Amy Schneider and Ms Emily Higgs, who originally developed the concept of this volunteer program and who were vital in getting it off the ground.

Please note: only genuine applicants will be considered. This program is intended to assist those who are interested in considering a career in the genetic health and support sector first and foremost.


Become a Volunteer:

If you are interested in participating in the Volunteer Program and being matched with a support group, we would love to hear from you.

You must: 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Enjoy providing a service and working with others in a challenging environment
  • Open to various cultural and religious beliefs
  • Highly responsible
  • Be committed to the program
  • Have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Have some knowledge of ethical practice

Applications for the GSNV Volunteer Program will only be accepted between January and April of a calendar year. Applications received after April will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applicants, the GSNV advises that not all applicants can be accepted as a formal volunteer.

In order to offer genuine candidates, the most suitable tasks, please complete the form below including why you are interested in volunteering in the Notes box.

Upon submission please respond to our email with the following documentation to assist us determine your suitability for the program:

  • A current CV
  • A copy of your Working with Children Check (volunteer check is free of charge)
  • An Police Check (volunteer discounts apply)

You will need to have supplied these documents before 1st May to be considered.

Please keep in mind that volunteers are representatives of the GSNV and therefore respectful and courteous conduct is expected.  

The invitation to take part in the GSNV Volunteer Program is subject to full reference and compliance with the GSNV Volunteer Program Guidelines and Procedures.

Please forward your application to: info@gsnv.org.au

All successful applicants will be advised of an information session.



Need a Volunteer?

This Volunteer Program is an opportunity for genetic, rare and undiagnosed support groups to source suitable volunteers to assist them to deliver services to their community. 

Volunteers come from many different backgrounds but generally have an interest and/or basic understanding of genetics. Further information on the volunteer program can be found on the Genetic Link website.


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