“Volunteers are not paid…not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.”
There are many opportunities for people who would like to contribute to HMRI by volunteering.
HMRI Research Register
The HMRI Research Register links Hunter researchers with volunteers. This helps researchers continue to make significant discoveries that affect our physical and emotional well-being.
Visit the HMRI Research Register page for more information.
Team HMRI is a group of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages who help HMRI to fundraise for medical research through assisting with administration and events. For more information, click here.
If you are interested in supporting early career medical researchers, have great ideas and like to have fun, consider joining a PULSE organising committee.
Hunter DNA Bank
The Hunter DNA Bank for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders is a new initiative of the Neuroscience Institute of Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (NISAD), Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter Area Pathology Service (HAPS). It is an Australian-first project that may generate powerful new insights into schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
People with schizophrenia and allied disorders such as bipolar and depression, as well as their close relatives, can participate in the Hunter DNA Bank by donating a small blood sample and providing information about their experiences and family history of mental illness.
If you're interested in participating in the Hunter DNA Bank, please contact the research team on 02 4924 6660 or 1800 639 295.
HMRI's VIVA (Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines and Asthma) Program is seeking volunteers for various research studies in Asthma and COPD.
If you would like to know more, please contact the research team on 02 4985 5892 or email email@example.com.