Volunteer Roles

The Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia, Inc. exists to assist people with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders by providing education and information to all interested parties.

TSAA has now been operating continuously for 25 years. During this time it has been supported by many people. Below are the various roles provided to help us achieve our goals. If you would like to contribute through one of these roles or have another skill or role to offer please contact us.

Description of Volunteer Roles

Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, MD, PhD, FRANZCP
Scientia Professor of Neuropsychiatry, School of Psychiatry University of New South Wales.
Co-Director, CHeBA (Centre for Health Brain Ageing), UNSW Medicine and Director, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.

Professor Valsamma Eapen MBBS, PhD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP
Chair, Infant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
Head, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney (AUCS)
ICAMHS, Mental Health Centre, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, NSW

Phone volunteers are a vital part of our service and is often the first contact someone has with TSAA, and the first time they talk to someone about TS. To have people who have personal experience and empathy with TS is key here to let them know they are understood and not alone and that TSAA has resources and information that can assist them. It is a great way to learn more about TS while helping others.

If you are interested in in being a phone volunteer please download the Phone Volunteer Information pdf for more information and contact us.


Vital to keeping TSAA running. Our office is attended one day per week on a regular basis. If you are able to assist with office work please contact us.

Currently filled but additional support is welcome.

This role entails keeping in touch with our support group leaders, sharing information and supporting them and reporting back to the TSAA Committee on their current activities and status. Additionally when TSAA is contacted by people interested in becoming a support group leader they would be put in touch with you to guide and assist them in establishing a group.

If you are interested in this role please contact us.

For support group details in your area, please contact us.

TSAA financial members can access support group details by clicking here.

If you are interested in becoming a support group leader download the role outline and contact us.


Elizabeth Burns.

If you have social media skills we are seeking a volunteer in this role to assist TSAA to maintain a unified voice across all social media channels.

Two volunteers currently in this role.

Click to see our current Executive Committee.

Katinka Moran.

Click to learn more about Fundraising. 1 volunteer is currently assisting with grant applications. If you have experience in fundraising and are able to assist in this area please get in touch.

TSAA is seeking help with public relations. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer in this role.

Matt Davis, Solicitor
Breene & Breene, Solicitors