Volunteering is the best way to give back to the community, develop your professional and personal skills and meet new people. We have opportunities on campus and in the community that are flexible and tailored for students to gain essential experience to add to their academic achievements. We have five awesome volunteering areas, check them out below and apply to be part of our crew! Our volunteering applications for autumn session are now closed. Keep an eye out later in the semester for applications to open for spring session volunteering.
Campus Buddies at UOW volunteer weekly for the first 5 weeks of session to assist International students from UOW College. As a Campus Buddies volunteer you will develop your cross cultural communication, team work and leadership skills whilst meeting new friends! Each week you will run a variety of fun workshops such as ‘Aussie Slang & Culture’ and ‘Coffee, Craft & Conversations’ to boost confidence and educate new students on Australian customs & language.
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Do you love to plan, organise and make things happen? Events Crew is for you! Being part of the Events Crew provides a number of great opportunities to get involved in improving the campus social life! You can help with our O-Week celebrations and parties, have input into yearly events like Stress Less Week and Live Art Week, and assist in developing a fun and exciting atmosphere at UniBar live music gigs.
Our Enviro Warriors are on a mission to promote sustainability on campus! You can choose to tend to the Pulse Community Garden, help run the student crockery & cutlery co-op, create awareness about correct waste management on campus or assist in the running of environmentally focused workshops and activities! Being an Enviro Warrior is your opportunity to push all things green, give back to the beautiful region we live in and help save the planet!
As part of our Active Tribe you will be running around campus (sometimes literally!) to promote all things fitness! From helping the UniActive team with external events, facilitating pop up fitness workshops or assisting with our famous Clubs Cup, being an Active Tribe volunteer is guaranteed to get you moving. If you love sports, recreation, exercise and the outdoors, this is the volunteering stream for you!
If you are passionate about helping others and want to give back to the wider local community then joining our Community Volunteers team is the right move for you! As a Community Volunteer you can choose to run creative and innovative fundraising stalls, volunteer off campus with some of our partner organisations or join the Community Volunteering Project.
THE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING PROJECT
This project runs over a 10 week period during Spring Session each year. You will apply to partner with 1 of 6 local, charitable or non for profit organisations and work in a team of up to 10 on assigned project goals in areas such as Mental Health, Children with a Disability, Indigenous High School Students, Environmental Conservation and much more! This project is a highly rewarding and challenging opportunity to develop your teamwork, leadership, project management and communication skills whilst also establishing strong connections within the local community.
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