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Twins Research Australia relies on the generous support of our dedicated volunteers. Our members primarily volunteer for research studies. We thank you because without this support our research would not be possible.

But some of our members like to volunteer in other ways too. Every contribution supports us to continue our health research to find cures faster.

Ways to volunteer

Make a difference to the health of other twins as well as the whole community.

Get involved, and use your skills and experience, in shaping Twins Research Australia’s future by becoming a Friend of TRA. 

  • Volunteer to help at special twin events

Sometimes TRA holds special twin events like forums, seminars, and festivals. It’s great to have help with setting up, meeting and greeting guests, manning a twin research exhibit etc – and to meet other twins and the TRA team.

  • Become a media personality for the day

As you would know, there is a fascination with twins and we regularly receive requests from the media seeking interesting twin stories. If you are happy to be interviewed by the media, perhaps about your help in a twin research study, please let us know. You’ll be helping us to spread the word about the importance of twins to medical advances- and have fun too.

You may like to hold a morning tea at your work, your book club, your twins’ school or sporting club, or join in a fun run and be sponsored by friends – the possibilities are endless to help in small ways that make a big difference. Let us know how we can support you.

  • Encourage other twins to join in

If you encounter other twins in your daily life, please encourage them to join you in twin research. As a TRA member, you are the ideal person to explain what it involves, how to register, and why you enjoy it.

Previous experience and qualifications are not mandatory. Our volunteers really do make a difference.


Register your interest

If you are interested in being a volunteer for TRA, please email our team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details of your skills, interest and availability.

Twins Research Australia

Address: 3/207 Bouverie St
Carlton, Vic 3010


ABN: 84 002 705 224

Twins Research Australia has received continuous funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) since 1981, most recently through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (2015-2022). TRA is administered by the University of Melbourne.

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