Volunteer of the Month – August 2022: Tillie

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

I'm a neonatal nurse and I am currently working at the Royal Women's Hospital. I did my undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing and Public Health Promotion at Deakin University.


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

I've always wanted to end up in the public health field and have a strong passion for all things related to sex, gender and feminism. The Water Well Project provided me with the opportunity to work with people of asylum seeker and refugee background and provide health education on topics that I feel passionate about. The organisation also aligns with my personal values and I admire their approach to providing culturally appropriate health education.

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

My favourite moment so far was running a women's health session with a Sudanese community group and closing the session by having a dance and sharing some Sudanese food the community members had prepared for us all.


4. What tips do you have for new volunteers?

Don't be afraid to sign up for sessions where the content feels unfamiliar. It's good to challenge yourself and you'll end up learning new things too.