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Past Activities

See some of the past activities undertaken by the University Community Volunteering Team.

Walk A Mile In My Boots

Community Volunteering Team members participating in 'Walk a Mile In My Boots'

For the third year running and led by Professor Mike Brooks, Interim Vice-Chancellor,  85 members of the University Community Volunteering team stepped out to support the Hutt Street Centre's walk a mile in my boots on Friday 11 August 2017. The University Team raised over $3,100 which will go towards supporting Hutt Street Centre programs to help the 6,000 South Australian's facing homelessness.

OzHarvest Revs up at Clipsal 500


Across the four days of Clipsal 500, our University students and volunteers contributed 107 hours for OzHarvest Adelaide. It was an amazing effort with our volunteers working in many different activities from selling fortune cookies, merchandise, Scalextrix tickets and collecting donations. Thanks to all that took part!

OzHarvest - Think.Eat.Save

Think.Eat.Save group image

For the fifth year, Australia’s leading food rescue charity, OzHarvest teamed up with Adelaide’s top chefs in the fight against food waste as part of the annual Think.Eat.Save campaign. Partnering with National Wine Centre the event was held on Monday 24 July at the University of Adelaide, Goodman Lawns. Some of Adelaide's most well-known chefs served almost 2,500 free hot meals from surplus soup and rescued stews made from produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill.

Carols on Campus

City-Bay Fun Run 2016

Every year, the Carols on Campus event ends the academic year in song and has become one of the major public events in the University's Calendar.  In 2017, over 900 members of the community filled Bonython Hall and were treated to an uplifting celebration of the festive season. The event featured a full academic procession, soloists and choristers from the Elder Conservatorium of Music and guests were encouraged to bring a present for the University's Christmas Gifting Tree to be distributed to children in need by the Smith Family.

Carols on Campus was streamed live and is available to view here

City-Bay Fun Run

City-Bay Fun Run 2016

For the third year, the University of Adelaide's All Blacks took part in the City to Bay fun run. This year we were represented by our largest ever contingent of 371! The team was generously sponsored by Westpac and ran in support of Guide Dogs SA/NT. This was in recognition of the AU Sports Association President's late father, Malcolm Penn OAM who was the first blind University of Adelaide Law graduate.  Learn more about Malcolm's story

See photos of the day on the Au Sports Facebook page.

Mother's Day Classic

For the third year running, the Community Volunteering Team participated in the Mother's Day Classic to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Team has been award the largest tertiary team registered over the last 3 years.

Cancer Council Relay for Life – 24 hour event

Relay for Life logo

For the third year running the Community Volunteering Team participated in the 2018  Cancer Council's Relay for Life event. The team has raised more than $6,000 to support cancer research.

The Smith Family

Smith Family Toy & Book Appeal logo

Since 2015, the Community Volunteering Team assisted The Smith Family with Christmas gift preparations including sorting donated goods, toys and book packaging ready for delivery to families in need of a little help.

Food Bank

Food Bank logo

In 2015, the Community Volunteering Team helped pack Christmas hampers with wholesome foods and festive treats to support and ease the burden of people and families in need at Christmas.

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