Volunteers

Our volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program, please contact us and tell us about your skills and experience.

Carly Pettiona

Carly began volunteering with the DRIL program in September 2014. Carly has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in history and linguistics) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Griffith University. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.

Carly is volunteering on Mondays and is researching and compiling sources on Victorian Aboriginal Languages for Dr. Stephen Morey.

Carly Pettiona

Erin Barnes

Erin began volunteering with the DRIL program 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 completing 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 volunteering on Wednesdays and is managing the photo metadata for the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program.

Joel Liddle Perrurle

Joel began volunteering with the DRIL program in July 2014. Joel is an Arrernte man from Alice Springs who works for the Northern Territory government and is currently studying to strengthen his knowledge of his Central/Eastern Arrernte language.

Joel volunteered for several months with linguist Gavan Breen at the Institute for Aboriginal Development in Alice Springs.

 

Geneva Goldenberg

Gen began volunteering with the DRIL program in October 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne 2014) with a major in linguistics and was Vice-President and co-founder of the University of Melbourne linguistics club.

Gen is heading the volunteer team members who are supporting the DRIL Professional Development workshop 2.

Gen Goldenberg

Clare Manning

Clare began volunteering with the DRIL program 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 the DRIL program in May 2013 while also undertaking an honours degree in linguistics at the University of Melbourne.

Her volunteer role 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