Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to add substance to your resume and give back to the community. Employers really value not only the skills and experience you have gained through volunteering, but also your altruistic spirit.

Volunteering at UniSA

Volunteer Connect Sport Connect Community Connect

Volunteer Connect

Enrich your university experience by
taking part in volunteering
opportunities and achieve your
personal goals.

Sport Connect

Sport Connect provides fantastic opportunities to learn new
skills, make new connections and be
part of something very exciting in our
local community!

Community Connect

Community Connect links students to influential NGOs, and helps them to turn their ideas into professional, engaging and impactful projects, campaigns and events.

 

Be outstanding

Volunteering can really stamp you as an outstanding citizen who cares about your community and is willing to take action. This is a far more inspiring and commendable motivation than simply earning a buck, and it will be warmly received by future employers when you start applying for jobs.

Volunteering within your target profession is another option, and a great way to get your foot in the door. You’d be amazed at how often a volunteer position turns into a paid position: once an employer finds a good employee they don’t want to let them go! At the very least you will gain directly relevant experience and build contacts in the industry.

You can also take the opportunity while volunteering to ask about the best way to go about securing a job in your chosen field, or to find yourself a career mentor (don’t be afraid to find the person in the organisation you most respect, no matter how senior, and ask them to mentor you.

Why volunteer?

Community Engagement:

Volunteering is a great way to apply the skills you have learned at university to making a difference in the community, while increasing your awareness around social issues.

Student Employability:

You will gain invaluable work experience and be given the chance to network and collaborate with global organisations such as IWDA, Red Cross and Amnesty International.

Student Wellbeing:

Evidence suggests that volunteering has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing, contributing to better moods, less anxiety and psychological stress. UniSA encourages students and staff to engage in the opportunities that become available, as part of our ongoing wellbeing strategy.

Grad qualities

Testimonials

Hear from student volunteers on their experience engaging with the community and how it has helped them learn new skills.

Sport

Good News Stories

These uplifting experiences will motivate you to make a difference through volunteering.


Other volunteering opportunities


AIME at UniSA Business Mentors e-Pal

AIME

The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience gives UniSA students the opportunity to mentor Indigenous high school students, helping them to finish school at the same rate as every Australian child.

Business Mentors

This is a peer mentoring program, giving students who are new to UniSA the opportunity to meet their peers, attend social activities  and ask their Business Mentors questions.

The e-Pal program

This program connects students from the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences with a group of new students to provide support during the first six weeks of uni.
Samstag Museum Bright Futures Student Ambassador Program

The Samstag Museum

This is one of the UniSA’s leading creative centres. Volunteering opportunities include tour guide, manning the welcome desk and giving student feedback.

Bright Futures

The aim of the organisation is to help
students prepare for and develop
their future careers by linking them
with industry professionals.


Student Ambassador Program

This program provides selected UniSA students with the opportunity to participate in UniSA’s representational activities. Each division runs its own recruitment process.
UniConnect STEM UniSA Sport UniSA Open Day

UniSA Connect

Volunteers with UniSA Connect facilitate interactive workshops at Mawson Lakes Campus to promote STEM programs to secondary (year 10-12) students as
pathways to a career.

UniSA Sport

Volunteer roles with UniSA Sport include
Uni Games team coach, office bearer for a UniSA Sport Club, Campus Sport
Coordinator, Community Event
Coordinator, and more.

UniSA Open Day

This is one of the biggest university events of the year. Volunteer registrations for Open Day open in late June/early July. Keep an eye out on the student portal for more information.
UniSA Orientation USASA CareerHub

UniSA Orientation

Volunteer at UniSA Orientation and help welcome new students to the university. There are a range of roles available and volunteer registrations open in December.

USASA

UniSA's Student Association looks after clubs and their members, with degree-related clubs, religious clubs, political
clubs, cultural clubs, regional clubs and more.

CareerHub

Volunteering opportunities (and job opportunities) are frequently advertised on CareerHub. All you need to do is sign up to get access.

Placements and internships: Interested in gaining real-world work experience in the not-for-profit sector and developing soft skills that will be useful for any workplace in the future? A placement is great way to further your study objectives and study outcomes during a set period of time. Please contact your Program Director first to explore whether you can undertake your placement as part of your degree. Find out more.


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