University student, Lavinia Arias, is no stranger to RBWH. Her mother, Anusia Thiagendran, works in finance at the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. So, when Lavinia undertook a school-based Certificate III in Volunteering in Year 11, her first thought was to complete the required thirty hours of active volunteering at RBWH.

The decision to volunteer ultimately changed the course of Lavinia’s life. She is now studying a Bachelor of Medical Imaging at QUT.

“Volunteering definitely influenced me because I love being in the hospital environment. It made me really want to be part of the health field and I’m loving it.” said Lavinia.

Lavinia is now applying for part-time Medical Imaging Assistant positions and a reference from the RBWH Foundation is proudly included in her resume.