Volunteer - research

NARI's research program relies on the support and interest of older people who generously give their time to take part in our research studies. Volunteers are needed as research participants as well as assisting with research work. Please note that we have many research projects and that some have specific eligibility requirements.

If you are interested in taking part in our research or volunteering your skills please fill out the Volunteer Expression of Interest Form.

 Volunteer Form

Once completed, please return the form to NARI.

Email: NARI reception

Post: NARI, PO Box 2127, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, 3050.

Please feel free to pass this form on to other people who may be interested in participating as a NARI volunteer.

There are several programs underway at NARI or affiliated organisations which require research participants. They are:


Would you like to help improve end of life care services for older people?

MARC is seeking research participants to take part in a project to help improve end of life care services for older people.

The project will provide MARC researchers with information about how integrated services are and how well end of life care is communicated to older people, to families/carers and amongst care providers.

To participate in this study, you need to be a family member or carer of a person aged 75 plus who has died in the past 12 months, and able to read and write in English.  

Participation will involve an interview of approximately one hour about your recent experiences of care services provided towards the end of your relative’s life.

To find out more about this project, contact Sue Williams (03) 8387 2614 or email s.williams@nari.edu.au, or go to www.nari.net.au/marc/our-research


Are you caring for someone with dementia?

We are looking for research participants to take part in a program delivered via video conferencing. The aim is to determine whether is helpful for carers of a person with dementia to better understand and respond to the behaviours of the person they care for.

To participate in the study, you need to: be 18 years of age or over, be caring for and living with someone with dementia and live within 100k radius of Melbourne.

This program involves eight weekly face-to-face (via videoconferencing) sessions of education, relaxation and counselling.

To find out more about this project, please contact Ellen Gaffy at NARI on (03) 8387 2296 or at e.gaffy@nari.edu.au

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