Volunteer opportunity: CATS data collector

The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS) is looking for volunteers to assist with data collection. The CATS study is a novel and innovative longitudinal study based at the Population Health Studies of Adolescents group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. The study is looking at the relationships between puberty and early adolescent health problems such as depression and anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, self-harm and antisocial behaviours.

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help with administrative tasks around data collection. Tasks will include but are not limited to, scanning and filing questionnaires, entering questionnaire data, preparing mail outs, preparing for school data collections sessions and assisting with post session administration. There may also be opportunities to assist with some school-based data collection sessions.

In addition, we are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help with coordinating our social media accounts. The accounts were established in 2016 and are used as a key engagement strategy for participants, stakeholders, schools, and professionals. As well, you may be involved in other administrative data collection tasks as described above.

The volunteer roles would suit students studying Psychology/Science/Health Science/ Communications or related field. You would need to be available for half a day per week or 1 full day a fortnight and be able to commit for 3-6 months.  

If you are interested, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter to Elissa Phillips, CATS Project Coordinator (elissa.phillips@mcri.edu.au) by COB Wednesday 8th March. Interviews will be held during the weeks of 13th-24th March. You will need to have a current police check and Working with Children Check if appointed.

CATS Study Website