Volunteer opportunities: Developing the next generation of tobacco control advocates
ACOSH involves students and early-career public health professionals in its work. We do this through volunteer and practical placement opportunities. If you would like to join our team and want to conduct your professional practical placement or volunteering with ACOSH, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 6365 5436.
ACOSH acknowledges the participation of student volunteers from Curtin University, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Edith Cowan University and The University of Western Australia who have made significant contributions toward:
- Completing an application to obtain ethics approval for the research proposal ‘Translating Health and Arts for New Knowledge and Understanding: using the experiential arts to explore and express issues related to tobacco smoking within Indigenous communities’.
- Research interventions that target Indigenous families, as a whole unit rather than just the individual. Looking at successful interventions, both Australian and international and strategies that have worked.
- Audit of bowling clubs in WA to assess current smoke free policies and propose a strategy to address smoking among WA sporting clubs.
- Audit on smoking-related policies and programs in LGBTIQ organisations in WA and their interventions to address smoking among these populations.
- Audit of resources for Indigenous smoking which link this behaviour to stroke, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. This audit led to the development of a new Aboriginal specific resource.
- Development of a research project to measure staff awareness of the Smoke-Free WA Health System Policy in five North Metropolitan Hospitals. The project involved the development of a survey, data analysis and the production of a report to outline key findings for each hospital.
ACOSH is committed to providing a valuable and fulfilling opportunity for students and volunteers.