Volunteer With Us

Volunteering with IDFA

Your support as a volunteer helps us achieve our goals towards educating, advocating and spreading awareness of immunodeficiencies within the public and medical communities. Whether you’re a patient, carer, friend or family member it can be an empowering opportunity to work in the field of rare disease.


  • Get involved with our education program and become a mentor/tutor supporting other IDFA members.
  • Join our Patient Advisory Panel to assist IDFA with program content and feedback.


  • Support our advocacy campaigns ie collect signatures for petitions, facilitate IDFA campaigns in your state.


  • Spread awareness of primary immunodeficiency in your local community and healthcare facilities by distributing our resources (we’ll supply you with material).
  • Are you a natural public speaker? Offer your time to speak at events about your experience living with immunodeficiency.


  • Assist at major IDFA events with setting up venues, facilitating deliveries for the event or registering attendees.
  • Co-ordinate casual gatherings for IDFA members in your state.


  • Become an IDFA fundraiser by selling IDFA merchandise, host fundraising events at your school or in your community. Examples of past fundraising activities include:
    • Zebra Day (mufti day at school/work with gold coin donations and IDFA merchandise to sell)
    • Sausage sizzles
    • Community picnics
    • Sponsored challenges ie marathons, kayaking

Projects and Student Placements

If you are a university student or have skills you would like to utilise, we are offering a range of project opportunities in areas such as:

  • Business Development
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Membership Strategy
  • IT/Database Solutions
  • Administrative Policy and process Review
  • Health promotion
  • Research

Join us at the IDFA office

We’d love to meet you! Whether you’re local to Sydney or just visiting, we’ll have a job for you.

  • Put together Resource Packs
  • Basic administrative tasks ie data entry, filing, printing
  • Stocktake