Volunteer of the Month- Jan 2018: Julie

1. What is your background (profession/ workplace/ training)Julie

I’m an osteopath and I run a small practice in Williamstown, Victoria. I also teach part time at RMIT (which is also where I trained) and have studied public health through Curtin University in WA.


2. What inspired you to become a Water Well volunteer?

I have always been passionate about public health and the best ways to improve the health of less advantaged groups in our population. I came across the Water Well Project when looking for health literacy groups I could volunteer for. I was so pleased to find about about TWWP, being an organisation which gives so much value to the communities they service- and was keen to be a part of this.


3. Please share one of your favourite Water Well sessions or moments.

I’m in the committee (Resources Co-officer), so for me the most inspiring Water Well moment was our strategic planning day last year! It was amazing to see the big picture of where the organisation has been and where it's going. Amazing to also feel the support from the whole team.


4. What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are feeling unsure about a process or a session. Everyone at TWWP is passionate and happy to help, as they value your time!