Volunteer Organisations Need You!


Contact the organisations below if you would like to volunteer in any capacity.

AUSTRALIANS ADVANCING ORAL HEALTH IN VANUATU INC. with smile vanuatu

Our charity is a volunteer organisation that seeks to promote and provide oral health care in the developing country of Vanuatu. We work collaboratively with Vanuatu Ministry of Health to ensure the best utilisation of human and material resources, as there are only 6 public dentists in a country of 250000. Where many of the consumables required by hospitals and dental clinics are met by donations. We provide volunteer dental services, oral health promotion and conduct research that aims to improve the oral health of the people of Vanuatu.

Smile Vanuatu is our main engagement program to deliver this support on Malekula Island.  www.smilevanuatu.org.au


Starting in 2011, our involvement has grown through the trust of the Vanuatu people and the high standard of oral health promotion and treatment delivered within the program. Each year a new team travels to Vanuatu incorporating allied health professionals. The emergence of the Vanuatu Ministry of Health’s Gudfala Tut Skul (Healthy Tooth School) program and the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic, we are delivering support online and through donations to Malekula Island communities as they adopt the program.

Donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental materials are always appreciated. Monetary donations will allow needed infrastructure to provide and sustain clean drinking water, hand hygiene, any other program initiatives. In collaboration with other groups we support the program, we specifically direct our donation funding to the school communities on Malekula Island as they strive to implement the Healthy Tooth School (Gudfala Tut Skul).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2V8SCF9mBI

We utilise the GiveNow platform for tax-deductable donations www.givenow.com.au/australiansadvancingoralhealthinvanuatu

Thank you for your ongoing support.


For further information, please contact Mrs Christine Southall – csouthall@bigpond.com or 0427006777.



 

BRISBANE YOUTH SERVICE

Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) is proud to announce that we will be establishing an occasional dental clinic service at our Fortitude Valley site and as qualified dental practitioners we are seeking your support. If you are interested in sharing your time or expertise to deliver this important new service, please contact Phil Smith (07 3620 2447) for more information about Brisbane Youth Service and the client group we work with. 

BYS runs a mobile dental clinic offering basic services including check-ups, cleans and basic restorative treatment. Additionally oral health, smoking cessation and referral information will be given to all clients participating in the dental health week. 

If you are interested in volunteering for a half (12.30 - 4.00pm) or full day (9.30am-4.00pm) find a date dree now in the online booking or contact Phil or Nicole and register your interest.

W: www.brisyouth.org       Ph: 07 36202447    E: psmith@brisyouth.org 



 

FILLING THE GAP

Filling the Gap (FTG) objective is to improve oral health care in indigenous communities in regional Australia, where public resources are currently inaccessible. We are seeking volunteer OHT and DHT's to volunteer their skills and experience in the Broken Hill Aboriginal Medical Services for 2 weeks at a time. A future project is currently being negotiated in Mt Gambier, SA and there may also be one in NT and WA.

E: michele@fillingthegap.com.au     W: https://www.fillingthegap.org.au/


 

AUSTRALIAN VIETNAM RESOURCE GROUP (AVVRG)

The project we run in Vietnam is based out of the Long Tan district and has now been going for around 9 years. The clinic was funded and built by Australia Vietnam Volunteer Resource Group (AVVRG) and started as just a static clinic. It has grown considerably since then – we sent one or two teams each year initially, but now five to six teams go and work a week at a time. Contact Lesley Denny for further information.

E: lesleymac@internode.on.net       W: www.avvrg.org.au 



AUSTRALIAN DENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION (ADHF) 

The Australian Dental Health Foundation coordinates volunteer dental programs which provide free dental treatment to disadvantaged patients in need of dental care. They may come from backgrounds of homelessness, domestic violence and family breakdown, drug and alcohol rehabilitation or suffering from mental health issues. All patients are being supported by a charity or not for profit organisation and do not have ready access to the public dental system. Visit our website for more information or email us for if you are interested in volunteering.

E: headoffice@adhf.org.au       W: www.adhf.org.au



CHILDREN'S HEALTH AID TEAM (CHAT) 

CHAT is a not-for-profit organisation located in Perth, Western Australia. We organise four trips a year to Vietnam where we provide dental services to the underprivileged and disadvantaged children at orphanages, institutions and schools in Vietnam. We are always in need of volunteers - dentists, dental hygienists/therapists, dental assistants, students, medical doctors, interpreters/translators and handymen.

Each trip runs for a week in the rural provinces of Vietnam where we bring our skills to the children in less fortunate circumstances, while also experiencing the amazing food, people and sights of the country. In 2020, we have trips running from May 23-30 Cancelled, July 11-18, September 21-28 and November 21-28.

E: CHATsecretary@gmail.com    W: www.chatinc.org.au   https://www.facebook.com/CHATChristianHealthAidTeam/   



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