Volunteer of the Month – April 2018: Rebecca

1. What is your background (profession/ workplace/ training)?image1

I am a registered nurse with a postgraduate qualification in public health nursing. I was a health visitor (maternal and child health nurse) in the UK so my background is predominantly with maternal and child health.

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

Both in London and Melbourne, I have been involved with the refugee/asylum seeker community and know first hand how powerful providing opportunities to improve health literacy can be for these communities. This has also always been the most enjoyable part of all my previous roles.

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

I really enjoyed the healthy eating session I ran with Mitra. I think the most enjoyable part is always the people you meet and the feeling you get when you complete a session and feel as though the session has been helpful and enjoyable for those that have attended.

4. What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Don’t feel nervous or worry about that first session, you are so well supported and you always know much more than you think. I would say get involved and sign up as soon as you can for sessions.