Volunteer Spotlight – Dennis
We are often asked “How do I become a volunteer at the AIU?” so we decided to feature one of our frequent attendees – Dennis.
Dennis is now retired but enjoyed a long career in education and also ran a training school for hairdressers. He recalls the difficulties of finding volunteers for his hairdressers to practice on, which was always a challenging task. “Being an educator for many years, I know first hand the challenges that training schools face in finding volunteers. I really wanted to give back to education and volunteering at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound has been such a rewarding experience. The fact that the AIU is contributing to training a variety of medical professionals, makes my participation feel worth while. I’ve had a range of different scans here at the AIU, and it’s fascinating to hear the tutors interpret and explain the ultrasound images to their students. I’ve been scanned by doctors, nurses, paramedics and surgeons – it’s such a diverse group of people.”
In November 2017 Dennis had his 70th scan at the AIU and is part of our wonderful group of regular attendees.
Did You Know?
The Australian Institute of Ultrasound has over 100 volunteers each week for their courses, and we scan everything from pregnant women to shoulders, pancreas, lungs, hearts and so on. Volunteering only takes about 1 hour and we provide tea and coffee. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call 07 5526 6655 to speak to one of our lovely admin team members.