Volunteers among our members and supporters are an essential component of the ADA's public-interest research, public education and community advocacy programs and activities. Please consider helping our efforts as a volunteer.
Our research and public education programs are co-ordinated by our national office.
If you wish to volunteer your assistance to the ADA's public-interest watchdog activities please contact our national office on (02) 6231-4444.
Australia's national standards for volunteer involvement may be found here.
Research and public education programs
We are always on the lookout for volunteers willing to assist with research projects in particular and public education support generally.
Research projects can normally be undertaken from anywhere in the country.
Assistance with public education activities is normally limited to the capital cities.
Access to the Internet and reasonable computer literacy is generally essential for both types of task.
We are always on the lookout to broaden our panel of book reviewers.
The reviewer gets to keep the book as recompense for the review.
Our style guide and aide-memoire for writing book reviews can be found here.
Please ring the national office on (02) 6231-4444 to discuss joining the list that matches reviewers with subjects and suitable books.
The ADA Chapters around Australia are necessarily run by volunteers.
The Chairperson and Secretary of a Chapter occasionally need voluntary assistance with the organisation and conduct of Chapter activities such as quarterly meetings.
This does not involve frequent or onerous tasks.
To minimise and simplify the burden of financial administration at local level most Chapter financial matters are handled centrally by the national office.