Volunteers

Our volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) program, please send a cover leter and CV outlining relevant skills, interests and experience to RNLD'S Training Support Officer at training@rnld.org.

Prudence Grant

Prue began volunteering with RNLD in June 2016. She is currently completing her BA in linguistics and Indigenous studies at the University of Melbourne.

Prue volunteers on Fridays, helping with Certificate preparation and proofreading, as well as with our Language in the News section.

Prue Grant

Dima Rusho

Dima began volunteering with RNLD in February 2016. She completed a Bachelor of Letters majoring in Linguistics and Indigenous Studies at Monash University  (2015). Dima is currently undertaking Honours in Linguistics.  

Dima volunteers on Tuesdays, helping with Certificate preparation and proofreading, as well as with our Language in the News section.

 

Penelope Schmidt

Penelope began her DRIL internship with RNLD in August 2015. She became the RNLD Volunteer Team Leader in 2016 before moving into a new shared role as Junior Administrative Assistant.

She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Australian Indigenous Studies, and hopes to combine these fields in her Honours year.  She is thrilled to be able to support the service RNLD offers to speakers and owners of Australian Indigenous languages.

Penelope Schmidt

Freya Scott

Freya began volunteering with RNLD in February 2016 and moved into a new shared role as Junior Administrative Assistant. She completed an undergraduate degree majoring in Linguistics and French at the University of Melbourne (2015) and is currently taking a semester off to volunteer and work before continuing her studies.  

As a volunteer, Freya helped with Certificate preparation and proofreading, as well as planning fundraiser concepts and events. 

Freya Scott

Amy Parncutt

Amy volunteered with RNLD in 2015.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics at the University of Queensland in July 2015, and is worked at the university as a research assistant on projects involving Australian Indigenous languages.

Amy’s volunteer role involved partnering with a DRIL participant in Brisbane to assist in his Pitta Pitta language revitalisation efforts.

In March 2016, Amy commenced work with RNLD as a DRIL Trainer.

Amy and Aaron

Kate Charlwood

Kate volunteered with RNLD throughout 2015 while she was undertaking her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at Melbourne University. Kate hopes to complete Honours with a focus on Indigenous language advocacy and regeneration. Kate told us that she was excited to be working with an organisation that works in genuine partnership with Indigenous leaders of language revitalisation. She looked forward to meeting and learning from DRIL participants. 
 
Kate volunteered on Fridays helping Katerina with Language in the News and Social Media.
 
Kate Charlwood RNLD volunteer

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