Donating your free time to HMRI can be as valuable as donating money – in fact, many aspects of health and medical research simply can’t happen without volunteers working behind the scenes.

Our vollies help by staffing events, conducting mail-outs or doing data entry and office work. Alternatively, some take part in clinical trials through the HMRI Research Register, which helps researchers build a better understanding of disease complexities.

As a charity, HMRI is always on the lookout for new volunteers to support our fundraising and research goals. If you’re passionate about making a difference and improving the health of your community then you’ll derive personal fulfilment from doing something worthwhile. And it’s certainly social!

Our vollies come from many diverse backgrounds, across all age groups, offering an impressive range of skills and experience. But you don’t need an exceptional talent. Even just having healthy people to age- and gender-match with other clinical trial participants can help researchers detect important biological variations.

Volunteers aren’t free – they’re PRICELESS!


HMRI enjoys the support of an outstanding group of volunteers known as Team HMRI. They make a valuable contribution to the running of HMRI’s office and fundraising events – often they’re the friendly face of the Institute, building awareness of the research work being done and, of course, leaving a great impression with the public.

Volunteers can work in a range of areas, including administration, public speaking, shopping centre stands, setting up fundraising events, greeting supporters at events and selling raffle tickets.

To inquire about being a Team HMRI volunteer, contact the HMRI Development Team on (02) 4042 1000 or complete the form below.

Participate in Research

By participating in a research study, you can gain access to health experts and novel therapies while providing important scientific information that may help develop new treatment approaches. People who are healthy are just as valuable to research outcomes as those with particular medical conditions and researchers are always looking for volunteers.

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Trisha D’Accione

Trisha D’Accione

Donor Relations Officer & Research Register Coordinator
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