The University of Adelaide offers students a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in both on and off campus programs and activities.
Here are some examples of volunteer opportunities for Student Leaders:
Becoming a Student Leader will allow you to develop your leadership skills and meet students from diverse backgrounds.
The minimum requirement to participate as a Student Leader is a GPA of 4 or above. View instructions on calculating your GPA on the Enrolment website.
Expressions of Interest are closed for 2012. If you are interested in applying to be a Student Leader in a specific program and/or wish to apply for the Student Leadership Certificate Program, the next recruitment stage will open in Unified in August 2013. Please note: experienced Student Leaders will need to reapply.
Check out the complete list of volunteer opportunities here.
For further information about specific Peer Mentoring Programs, click here.
Selection for Student Leader opportunities is a four-step process:
STEP 1: Complete the Expression of Interest form, ticking up to 4 opportunities you are eligible for and interested in applying for.
STEP 2: Your EOI will be assessed and you will be notified if you have been selected to undertake training (experienced Student Leaders will not have to repeat the training).
STEP 3: Complete training.
STEP 4: Final selection for program(s) for which you have applied.
STEP 5: Students confirm whether or not they accept the offered position.
NB: some Program Coordinators may commence provisional selection to their Programs prior to training, but selections are only confirmed once required training has been completed.
Final selection for volunteer opportunities will be based on:
A Student Leader is a person of trust, a Leader and Mentor to other students. Becoming involved in Student Leadership at the University of Adelaide is an opportunity for the Leaders to positively influence students’ experiences of study and university life. It is a chance to motivate new students to connect with peers, enjoy a rich experience, and succeed in study.
Student Leaders receive training and coaching support.
As a Student Leader, you will enrich the experience of new students and positively influence them to:
You can find more information about Student Leadership opportunities here (many of which are Transition and Advisory Service (TAS) supported), by contacting TAS or your Faculty/School office.
If you are interested in Student Leadership you may wish to consider applying to participate in the Student Leadership Certificate Program.
As a Student Leader, benefits include:
The University will acknowledge your efforts through:
various material rewards (these will vary from program to program)
Information Sessions will be held for both experienced and new potential Student Leaders. In addition to general information and opportunities for Student Leaders, details regarding the Student Leadership Certificate Program will be discussed in these sessions.
If you are interested and were unable to attend one of the Information Sessions in August 2012, please contact 8313 0100.
The next Information Sessions will be held in August 2013.
All Student Leaders who have submitted an Expression of Interest and have been selected to progress in the selection process will be invited to undertake free leadership training. Attending all leadership training workshops is mandatory for any Student Leadership and voluntary role in programs supported by the Transition and Advisory Service. You will find a list of current programs and services here. The training will be held during Semester 2 in the mid Semester break.
Come to the Student Leadership Information Session to hear more about the training workshops, which are: