Event Volunteer ABBPC
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability amongst adults. There are approximately 50,000 new and recurrent strokes each year in Australia with one occurring every 10 minutes. Stroke affects people of all ages but predominantly occurs in the elderly. There are almost 440,000 people living after stroke in Australia. Despite public misperception, there are proven treatments for stroke prevention and recovery.
The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community. Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering. We are the voice of stroke in Australia.
Our Values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership are an integral part of our culture, brand and positioning, and inform our decisions and behaviours in our dealings internally within the organisation, and externally with our stakeholders.
About the program
Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check is a national prevention campaign. Launching in 2014, the campaign aims to increase awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke by offering free opportunistic blood pressure checks in community settings including workplaces, pharmacy, community clubs and public spaces/events throughout the month of April.
In 2017 the Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check campaign will run in 18th May to 14th June. There will be major public activations in some capital cities supported by smaller scale regional activations and community events.
What the role involves
Volunteers will be scheduled on for 4 hour shifts with a minimum of 2 volunteers per Westfield site while the event is running. An induction briefing will be provided for each volunteer prior to commencing their volunteer shift.
The volunteer will be required to:
- Greet participants and general public passing by
- Encourage them to participate in the free health check
- When busy ensure people are careful and remain in line until their turn
- Refer participants to a nurse onsite when necessary
- Participants are not required to have any specialist health knowledge and are not permitted to give health advice.
To ensure all Blood Pressure stations are kept orderly. Ensuring as many people engage with the site as possible and have their blood pressure checked.
Your background, skills and experience
- Able to take direction
- Good communicator
- Friendly and welcoming
Please click apply now and complete the expression of interest process.
Any enquiries regarding the role, please contact Megan Werner (Volunteer Coordinator) or Suzanne Larsson (Volunteer Coordinator) on (03) 9918 7220.
The Stroke Foundation embraces cultural diversity and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.