Positions available

Last updated: 11 February 2020

With more than 60 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.

For a full list of volunteering opportunities, please visit our where to volunteer page.

 

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  • (NEW) Peer Mentor for the Faculty of Professions

    The Faculty of Professions Peer Mentoring Program supports first year students throughout the academic year as they transition into university life. Volunteer Peer Mentors will guide their allocated first year students through a series of events, workshops and activities focusing on academic and general university support. 

    Responsibilities

    • Provide relevant information to new students to assist them with transition into university life
    • Organise small group mentoring sessions
    • Attend events and activities

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current student from the Faculty of Professions with at least one semester remaining in their studies. Applicants should be respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and have the ability to work with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online professions peer mentor application form or visit the professions peer mentoring page for further information.

  • (NEW) Field Volunteering - Land Preparation Volunteer for Forktree Project

    The Forktree Project involves restoring and reforesting an area of degraded farmland near Carrickalinga to help combat climate change and biodiversity loss. The Project will act as a showcase for what is possible in terms of land regeneration and carbon offsetting, and is being led by Tim Jarvis AM - environmental scientist, adventurer, film maker, UoA Alumni and World Wildlife Fund Ambassador. Land preparation days will commence Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February. Tree and shrub planting events will happen throughout the year, with species selected based on what existed prior to land clearance in the 19th century.

    Responsibilities

    •    Physical work – lifting, bending and kneeling
    •    Supporting the conservation goals and activities set by the Forktree project
    •    Agree to work in a safe and healthy way and not jeopardize the health and safety of others

    Specific duties to be undertaken:

    •    Watering of native tubestock
    •    Weed eradication and land clearing
    •    Rubble sorting
    •    Moving and shifting soil and or land debris

    Who can apply?

    Applicants may be students and staff who have an interest in native flora, pollination and meeting like-minded people. Applicants must be physically fit and able to traverse terrain that is at times, rocky or steep. Must be respectful, professional, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and adhere to all University policies and procedures outlined in the Volunteering Handbook.

    Please note that tools, lunch, drinking water and sunscreen will be provided. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Phillipa Schliebs, Engagement Project Officer at ecoversity@adelaide.edu.au

  • (NEW) Event Volunteering with Adelaide University Union (AUU) U-Crew (students only)

    Our goal at the Adelaide University Union (AUU) is to empower students, our union, university and not-for-profit organisations to contribute to better outcomes for each other and the public good, through volunteering. 

    University is about so much more than study. How will you get the experience you'll need after your degree? How will you create the world you want to see? It's up to you, but we can help. The AUU's U-Crew is a fabulous on-campus in-house volunteer team, that creates a campus culture through fun and engaging events.

    Responsibilities

    •    Event logistics
    •    Engaging with new students
    •    Serving lunches and giving away freebies
    •    Attend initial training session

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current student. You don’t need any special skills or experience and we’ll support you every step of the way.

    Does this position interest you?

    Visit the AUU's volunteering webpage for further information or contact volunteer@auu.org.au

  • Career Mentor to students

    Do you remember what it was like to start your first job out of University? The challenges, the highlights and the lessons learned since then? This is your chance to share that knowledge. Help students prepare for their career – be a career mentor.

    Responsibilities

    Your role will be to facilitate the development of your mentee, based on their needs, by acting as a resource, advisor or coach. Participation is based on both your availability and students' requirements.

    Who can apply?

    We welcome expressions of interest from all industry professionals, of all experience areas, levels and personal backgrounds. You can be based in Adelaide, interstate or overseas. You do not have to be an alumnus of the University to be involved.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Jessica Beazley, Mentoring Project Officer at jessica.beazley@adelaide.edu.au or visit the mentoring website for further information.

  • Learning Enhancement Partner (students only)

    As a student volunteer, you will contribute insights from your unique experience as a University of Adelaide student through active partnerships with academic and professional staff to inform and enhance learning experiences.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute your perspective through meaningful input into course design processes. Collaborate on learning and activity design, tool development, and student support needs
    • Co-create, test and provide feedback on newly-designed learning activities
    • Provide input into reviewing and testing MyUni functionality and new learning technologies
    • Participate in group workshops, individual activities and focus groups
    • Promote the inclusion of student voice in learning design and activity development through presentations and promotional activities

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current University of Adelaide students who are more than 18 years of age. Personal attributes required are: excellent communications skills, confident English speaker, ability to work in a team, reliable, punctual and committed.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form or visit the Learning Enhancement and Innovation website for further information.

  • Peer Mentor for Writing Centre

    As a Student Mentor, you will contribute to the operations of the Writing Centre through one-on-one interactions with students who wish to use the Writing Centre service. By helping students with appointment bookings and answering student questions about referencing and study skills, your work will contribute to the running and effectiveness of our Centre.

    Responsibilities

    • Answer students' referencing questions
    • Show and explain appropriate writing resources provided on our Writing Centre website
    • Serve as a peer mentor for new students by answering their general study skills questions
    • Give advice based on your own experiences
    • Contribute to the smooth operation of the Writing Centre drop in service by handling the daily sign in process
    • Oversight of the Writing Centre space and its logistical operations
    • Maintain volunteer hours log book

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current undergraduate student with at least one semester remaining in their studies. Applicants should be confident English speaker, high GPA, knowledge of Harvard Referencing style. Must be friendly, respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable with excellent communication skills as well as have the ability to work with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Rebekah Clarkson, Writing Centre Coordinator at rebekah.clarkson@adelaide.edu.au or visit the Writing Centre website for further information.

  • Sports Volunteering with Adelaide University Sport

    Is your playing career over or you just want to help out? Are you looking to build your skill set and resume for once you graduate? With over 35 sporting clubs, the Adelaide University Sport has a number of volunteering opportunities through events, clubs and national competitions. This is your chance to get involved!

    Roles may include but not limited to

    • Committee/board member
    • Event assistant
    • Coaching/Umpiring
    • Club logistics

    Who can apply?

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

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form or visit the Adelaide University Sport website for further information.

  • Student support with Intercultural Program Volunteer

    To act as a leader and chaperone to international students studying at the University of Adelaide’s English Language Centre (ELC).

    Responsibilities

    • Must be in attendance with students throughout the duration of an event or activity
    • Ensure students arrive at the specified location on time, through the appropriate transportation
    • Enrich students' experience through knowledge of an event, activity or location
    • Answer questions to help broaden students' broader cross-cultural understanding
    • Engage the students in conversation in English 
    • 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

    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 intercultural program volunteer application form or contact Hung Dao, ELC Student Services Officer at elc@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Student support with 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 local 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 complete the talking with aussies application form or contact Jane Turner Goldsmith, Programme Coordinator at twa@adelaide.edu.au.

More opportunities

Didn't find what you were looking for? Go to our where to volunteer page for a complete list of volunteering opportunities.