Positions Available

Last updated: 16 January 2023

With more than 70 volunteer groups across our Waite, Roseworthy and North Terrace campuses, there are a variety of volunteering roles available throughout the year. Only volunteer groups that are currently recruiting will be listed on this page.

Current volunteering opportunities

  • Ambassador - Career and Employability

    The Career and Employability Ambassadors are student volunteers who help to promote the importance of Career Services which include the Adelaide Graduate Award, Global IQ Connect and Career Access Mentoring Program.

    Responsibilities

    • Promote and provide operational support at the Career Expo
    • Promote the importance of Career Services programs through event support, promotional activities and presentations
    • Encourage students to recognise the value of participating in extracurricular activities

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current students of the University of Adelaide who are self motivated, energetic and have an interest in events, career development and employability. To be eligible for the Ambassador role applicants must be available to assist at the Career Expo on 16 & 17 March; attend an induction on either 16 or 17 February and commit a minimum of 7 hours per semester towards program support.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form by Tuesday 31 January 2023 or contact career.services@adelaide.edu.au for further information.

  • Community Volunteering Program

    TThe Community Volunteering Program (CVP) provides opportunities to students to volunteer for a range of events and activities for the University community and partnering organisations. As a team you can assist with events such as; Orientation, Open Day, Graduations, Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, just to name a few.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist the event lead with setting up and pack down of events
    • Assist with event registration and ushering
    • Provide excellent customer service to event participants
    • Attend a compulsory induction
    • Adhere to the University's Volunteer Policy and Health, Safety and Wellbeing procedures
    • Other event based duties as required

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current student of the University who is friendly, confident, reliable, punctual, culturally aware and committed to the program. Volunteering ours for this program will be recognised towards the Adelaide Graduate Award.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form or for any questions please contact Kerry James at volunteer@adelaide.edu.au

  • English Language Centre Connections Mate

    The Connections Mate Volunteer acts as a leader and chaperone to enhance ‘student experience’ and provide authentic ‘social connections’ between international students studying at the University of Adelaide’s English Language Centre (ELC) who have registered their interest to participate with the ELC Connections Program at either internal or external events organised by the ELC. 

    Responsibilities

    • Must be in attendance with students at all times for the duration of an event or activity.
    • Ensure students arrive at the specified location on time, through the appropriate transportation. 
    • Ensure students return safely to the designated location upon completion of an event or activity. 
    • Be reliable and commit, when indicated, to the duties and times required.
    • Timely communication if you cannot commit to an event anymore due to unforeseen circumstances. 

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public with a good standard of spoken English, a clear voice and good listening skills. Knowledge of local area and attractions is beneficial. An ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the volunteer registration form or visit the website for further information.

  • International Student Support Talking with Aussies Volunteer

    The Talking With Aussies program helps international students improve their conversational English skills. Volunteers come from a range of age groups and backgrounds, and include students, retirees and working professionals.

    Responsibilities

    • To meet with students on a regular basis (approximately one hour per week)
    • To foster students’ language development, for example: communicating with confidence, pronunciation, and Aussie slang. This will be of a general nature; the program is not a tutoring or editing service
    • To engage in a range of conversation topics which may help the student become more familiar with Australian customs and culture

    Who can apply?

    Applicants should have the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups with a patient and friendly manner. Students, staff, alumni and public can volunteer for this position.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please visit our website for further information or complete the expression of interest form. For any questions, please contact the TWA Program Coordinator at twa@adelaide.edu.au.

  • O'Week Volunteer

    Orientation is an important time for new students to prepare for University. During O'Week 2023 (20-24 February) new students have an opportunity to explore the campuses, meet new friends, settle into university life and discover the full range of services and support available on campus. With over 80 roles available, student volunteers play a crucial part in the preparation of this important university event.

    Responsibilities

    • Be a friendly face to welcome commencing students
    • Be confident to lead campus tours and answer any queries
    • Overseeing information booths
    • Assist with information talks and crowd management
    • Be available to attend a training session prior to the event
    • Assist with set up and and pack down

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be University of Adelaide second year students or later, with good customer service skills, be confident in communicating with new students and leading campus tours. Volunteering participation hours for this role can be claimed by students as part of the Adelaide Graduate Award program.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form by Friday 3 February 2023 or contact experience@adelaide.edu.au for further information.