Volunteering with RNLD

We are now developing a register of volunteers. If you are interested in joining the register, please contact us and tell us about your skills and experience.

 

RNLD and RUIL student internship scheme

The Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and the Research Unit for Indigenous Language (RUIL) in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne have launched a student internship program in 2014. Read more here.

 

Our volunteers

Jessica Solla

Jessica began volunteering with RNLD in March 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at Monash University in 2013 with a double major in Australian Indigenous Studies and Anthropology. Jess has also completed a Diploma in Liberal Arts (Linguistics). She is currently studying a combined Honours in Linguistics and Australian Indigenous Studies at Monash, focusing on the linguistic ecology of Yanyuwa.

Jessica is working at RNLD on Fridays and will be creating digital media resources for the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) online Resource Room.

Jessica Solla

Katerina Forrester

Katerina began volunteering with RNLD in March 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (with a double major in Linguistics and French) and a diploma in Italian from the University of Melbourne, and is currently undertaking Honours in Linguistics. Katerina also completed a Bachelor of Human Biology with RMIT in 2010. Katerina has also been awarded a RNLD/RUIL intership which she will undertake in November 2014.

Katerina is working at RNLD on Wednesdays and will be helping to maintain participant databases for the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

Erin Barnes

Erin began volunteering with RNLD in March 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Politics, with a Diploma in French at University of Melbourne in 2013. She is now undertaking Honours in Linguistics at Melbourne. She is looking at the ways in which NAPLAN tests may be assessing linguistic and cultural knowledge that Indigenous children in remote communities cannot be expected to have. Erin was also awarded a RNLD/RUIL intership which she undertook in June 2014.

Erin is working at RNLD on Thursdays and will be creating digital media resources for the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) online Resource Room.

Clare Manning

Clare began volunteering with RNLD in August 2013.

Clare's volunteer role involved undertaking the first phase of the project to digitise Gavan Breen’s extensive collections of field notes for 49 Aboriginal languages from across western Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Clare Manning

Elena Mujkic

Elena began volunteering with RNLD in May 2013 while also undertaking an honours degree in linguistics at the University of Melbourne.

Her volunteer role at RNLD involved developing a series of videos for the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) online Resource Room about using Audacity to edit sound files.

Elena Mujkic