'Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, but they have the heart'

If you are passionate about making a difference and improving the health of people mid life and beyond, then convert your precious time into life-saving work by becoming a research volunteer.

Our researchers are continually testing new ideas on how to prevent disease associated with normal ageing, for example memory loss. To do our work we need a variety of volunteers.

Becoming a volunteer will involve donating your time to assist us. The benefits of becoming a volunteer include:

  • Helping others in our community
  • Gaining access to health experts
  • Personal satisfaction in doing something worthwhile
  • Assisting us advance our cause in answering important health questions

Each study requires different kinds of volunteers (e.g. age, gender, medical history or current treatment regimes may be selection criteria). To register your interest in volunteering, send us an email at wacha@uwa.edu.au or call on 9224 2750.

All of our research has been approved by an external ethics committee and poses no risk to volunteers. All enquires are treated with the strictest confidence.

Be part of our discovery and become a volunteer.

When individuals volunteer to take part in research they play a vital role in helping researchers improve diagnosis and treatment, discover therapies, and ultimately find cures today and for future generations. Participation is voluntary and individuals can withdraw at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does my volunteering help research?

By volunteering to take part in a research study you can help our researchers advance knowledge about the healthy ageing process, help prevent disease associate ageing and with some studies you may even be able to access treatments that are not yet widely available.

2. What is involved and how much of my time is required?

It varies according to each study. Before you agree to volunteer you will be provided with exactly how much time and when you will be required. Some studies will require you to complete a questionnaire whilst others will require a repeat visit to our offices.

3. Are there any costs involved?

There are no costs involved in becoming a volunteer, except for your time. Some travel expenses will be reimbursed.

4. Are my personal details treated with confidentiality?

All information will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

5. Do I get to see the results of the study I am involved in?

On the completion of the study all volunteers will be contacted and given the results. Please bear in mind that some studies last for years so it may be some time before you find the results.

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