Trinh Foundation Australia works to assist the Vietnamese people to establish Speech Therapy as a profession in their country. We collaborate with our Vietnamese partners to create ...


    You can volunteer for Trinh Foundation in a number of ways – and you don’t have to leave the country, if you don’t want to. We are always looking for volunteers, to travel to Vietnam ...


    TFA works in partnership with a number of educational and clinical institutions throughout Vietnam to deliver on our mission of bringing speech therapy to Vietnam ...

Our Volunteers

The work of TFA depends critically on all of our volunteers.Our volunteers come from all over Australia, and their passion, patience and enthusiasm are inspiring. They are committed to making a difference.

Over 60 Australian volunteer speech therapists have now visited Viet Nam to support TFA’s work there: teaching students, mentoring speech therapy graduates, coordinating projects and courses, and liaising closely with our Vietnamese partner organisations.

Some volunteers have travelled to Vietnam for just a short stint, while others have committed two or more years and coordinated courses. Our long-term volunteers have been supported by Australian Volunteers International (LINK).

Our volunteers are also active here in Australia working to raise awareness and funding about our work.
All TFA directors are also volunteers.

Find out more about volunteering and getting involved here.

Thanks to our Many Volunteers

Volunteer Clinical Educators

Cliona Angelino-Kearnes Robert Frewin Lorna Quietsch
Emily Armstrong Florence Gough Kathryn Ramsay
Bronwyn Bail Kylie Gough Alison Richards
Alison Board Terese Hardy Acacia Rogers
Georgina Bong Jane Hepenstall Lyn Rule
Fiona Brown Marlee Hudson Kim Sanders
Elizabeth (Libby) Brownlie Kate Jorgensen Sarita Slater
Jenna Butterworth Molly Kallesen Melanie Smart
Janella Christie Martha Karagiannis Ben Smith
Jeanette Cowell Nadine Lawson Kim Thien
Nicholas Cummins Eva Lee Lan Vy Tu
Holly Daley Cathy Marson Catherine Turland
Hayley Dell’Oro Leonie Martin Hannah van Tuil
Louise Dobbie Alexis McMahon Dominique Weston
Amanda Dwyer Penny O’Connor Elizabeth (Liz) Weston
Sandra Feduszczak Merran Peisker Maureen Wilson
Bree-Anne French Margot Pogos Rebecca Wood
Leanna Fox Polly Prior

Volunteer Lecturers

Louise Brown Sophie Kerr Christine Sheard
Janella Christie Leah Labrador Sarah Verdon
Dr Pamela Dodrill Professor Lindy McAllister Katie Walker-Smith
Simone Griffin Professor Sharynne McLeod Joanne Walters
Dr Sally Hewat Felicity Megee Dr Alison Winkworth
Dr Diane Jacobs Mandy Mui Ngo


Abby Brown, Danielle Kennedy, Samantha Carr and Chloe Davis, Alison Board, Cathy Marson and Penny O’Connor, Kate Schweitzer, Liz Goodman, Norma Little, Wilma Vallis and Molly Meldrum, Rebecca Gillogly and Speech Pathology at UoN Student Group (SPUN), Merran Peisker & Terese Hardy, Emily Armstrong, Tatiana Kiefer, Lindy McAllister, Rebecca Amery, Chris Lyons, Margot Pogos

AVI Volunteers

Marie Atherton, Janella Christie, Elizabeth (Libby) Brownlie, Simone Maffescioni




Our database contains the locations of over 33 speech therapists and clinics located in Vietnam.

Graduate Stories

How Vietnam’s first 33 graduate speech therapists are helping the people who need them.

  • A big year for Mr Quyen
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    A big year for Mr Quyen
    TFA are proud of the very hard work of Mr Quyen (graduate 2010-12) from Children’s Hospital number 1...
  • In praise of Vietnamese speech therapists
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    In praise of Vietnamese speech therapists
    Chloe Jitts – is a 4th Year Student from Newcastle University who spent time in Vietnam. Below are h...