Be part of the University's vibrant and diverse volunteer community.

Volunteering is an easy way to have fun while working for positive change. Employers love seeing volunteering on resumes, and it’s a great way to make new friends and connect with a cause you’re passionate about. There are opportunities to volunteer in Ecoversity-led, University-led and community-led environmental activities.

Current opportunities

A group of volunteers at the forktree project

Field work - Forktree Project

Friday's from 9.30am to 3.30pm

Help restore and reforest an area of degraded farmland near Carrickalinga to help combat climate change and biodiversity loss. Contribute to an important conservation initiative, work alongside like-minded people to learn new skills, and learn from revered environmental scientist and acclaimed adventurer, Tim Jarvis.

Transport from the North Terrace campus is available for limited Ecoversity-led field work days. On all other Friday's, volunteers must provide their own transport to the property. The Forktree Volunteers Facebook Group is a useful place to discuss carpooling options.  

Learn more about The Forktree Project.

All staff and students must register through the University's official volunteering program. Read the position description and link to the registration page.

Weeding in the field

Field work

Various times

Gardening, planting, weeding, pruning, plant propagation, land preparation and clearing, and other field work opportunities are available at Waite campus, and at various sites off-campus. Volunteering roles change regularly and are dependent on seasonal activities, research projects and other community initiatives.

On most occasions, volunteers must provide their own transport to the field work sites. 

Read about available positions on the University of Adelaide volunteering website.


Adelaide Bike Kitchen - team members

Adelaide Bike Kitchen

Wednesday's from 5.00pm to 8.00pm and Saturday's from 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Lend your bike mechanic and/or cooking skills to weekly workshops that support members of the community in developing their DIY maintenance ability, and improving bicycle education.

For more information visit the Adelaide Bike Kitchen website or speak to one of the ABK bike mechanics on the North Terrace campus. The pop-up shop is located in the Hub western courtyard and open from 10am to 3pm Tuesday to Thursday during semester time.  

Conservation volunteers standing on a beach

Nature Ambassador

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) as a Nature Ambassador through the #SeaToSource project and take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter. Support the delivery of events, co-develop localised activities and prompt nature stewardship. Gain practical training and formal recognition from CVA of your professional development and leadership skills.

Read more about the Nature Ambassador program and apply to be a volunteer.