Volunteers / Research Students

Volunteers and tertiary-level students are welcome to apply to be involved in a project related to our vision and mission, and applicable to one of our program activities. Look at the Opportunities section below and ask us for a project briefing document with more details. Contact us if you have an idea you'd like to discuss with us.

Research students

Academically qualified staff from HCR will only supervise or co-supervise graduate research directly associated with an HCR program or activity. Past examples for honours or masters theses or projects include: a feasibility study, a major literature review, an evaluation of a community-based radio project, development of a training product.

Current opportunities

  • Literature review of participatory communication activities in Indigenous communities in rural and remote areas (Suited to research student)
  • Develop a series of short radio features from interviews that have been broadcast on community radio (Volunteer but could be strengthened for a research project)
  • Research content for priority topics identified by a health professional working in a remote setting; write a 60-second radio script for the health professional to present; record the professional; edit and produce the audio; package and distribute the product to community radio stations. (Suited to a volunteer but could be strengthened for a research project)
  • Digitally edit and prepare for broadcast short radio products recorded in workshops (Suited to a volunteer)
  • Write funding grants (Suited to a volunteer)
  • Work Placement: For final year undergraduate or master's level university students with course-related work experience or workplace requirements. Locations depend on a variety of circumstances. More information here.


Got an idea you'd like to discuss with us? Use our contact page to email a short introduction of yourself, your idea for a placement or a project, or to request a briefing paper for a current opportunity.