Volunteer

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

The Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation is currently calling for coordinators to assist with the management of the operation of the van and truck and organisational requirements for our team of volunteers.

The following positions are called for:

  •  Skin Check Roster and Dermoscopists Coordinator – undertaking the task of managing the logistical arrangements relating to trained dermoscopists and liaison with host clubs. Click here for more information. We are pleased to announce that this position has been filled – with many thanks to Wendy Hellebrand.
  • Truck / Unit and Driver Coordinator – managing the overall functioning and maintenance of the truck and van, as well as the approval and rostering of drivers. Click here for further information.
  • Truck drivers – becoming part a roster of drivers to transport the van to host areas (within District if preferred). Click here for further information.
 
For further information, please send an email to viclionscf@gmail.com 
or contact Bruce on  or Phil on 0417 359 028.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEER DERMOSCOPISTS

Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation is making a call for suitably qualified medical professionals and those with appropriate medical knowledge and/or practice, to undertake training as Dermoscopists. The proposal is that the Dermoscopists will be volunteers.  Once training is completed the Dermoscopists will be reimbursed their training costs contingent on a commitment to voluntary work.

TRAINING

The Course, delivered by Health Cert International, is a fully online training course collectively known as Certificate 3, Dermoscopy. 

Acquiring in-depth knowledge in dermoscopy will enable suitably qualified medical personnel to assess the skin lesions with greater accuracy, detect potential melanomas in the early stages, and avoid unnecessary excisions.

Presented by global leaders in the field, this three-part program can be considered comprehensive dermoscopy online training, as it offers the substantial knowledge required  to correctly identify a wide range of potential lesions on any body part, skin typeand patient group.

All applicants for the Course will be required to undertake at least one attendance at a screening event prior to any acceptance by HealthCert as a student to whom the Course can be delivered.

THE ROLE OF THE DERMOSCOPIST

The role of the Dermoscopists undertaking the skin checks/screenings is to identify any suspect lesions. 

The Dermoscopists will be provided with handheld dermoscope and all relevant equipment.

Clients would be given a form noting their consultation/skin check in the visiting van advising of any findings. If a suspect lesion is identified the client would be recommended to visit their GP for further investigation/action. 

 With the target for our launch set for late 2020, we are calling for volunteers.

We need people willing to commit to support this project serving rural and remote communities, by becoming a trained dermoscopist (training and supervision provided)

A Professional Advisory Panel will provide a valuable oversight to our activities.

THE PROJECT

This “ultimate” service will operate across the rural and remote areas of Victoria and Southern NSW, providing full skin screening at no cost to clients.

It truly demonstrates the strength of the Lions organisation

This “ultimate” service will operate across the rural and remote areas of Victoria and Southern NSW, providing full skin screening at no cost to clients.

It truly demonstrates the strength of the Lions organisation

To express interest in becoming a volunteer trainee dermoscopist or for further information, please complete the form below and you will be sent a registration form or any further information you seek.

DONATE NOW

If you aren’t able to volunteer but would like to support this worthwhile project, why not make a donation. Every dollar takes us closer to making this essential support service a reality. Click here:

FURTHER INFORMATION / REQUEST REGISTRATION FORM

I am interested in receiving further information and/or would like a registration form for the Trainee Volunteer Dermoscopist program, as part of the Lions V Districts Cancer Foundation Skin Check and Awareness Van project.