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University action on COVID-19

The University Volunteer Program, coordinated by External Relations in conjunction with Volunteer Coordinators, is committed to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of the University's volunteers and the wider community. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation, and our response is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities.

Last updated: 25 November 2021

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.

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

Current volunteering opportunities

  • Adelaide Dental School Advisory Committee - Consumer Representative

    The purpose of the Adelaide Dental School Advisory Committee is to provide strategic advice and feedback to the Adelaide Dental School (ADS) with;

    •    Research and scholarly activities 
    •    Community outreach activities
    •    Professional service activities 
    •    Continuing professional development ·activities
    •    On disseminating activities of the school to the profession and community
    •    On developments in the dental profession and broader community, which might influence the ADS activities, its programs and opportunities for graduates
    •    On graduate outcomes

    NOTE: The Consumer Representative member brings an independent view to the Committee.

    Responsibilities

    •    Review documentation regarding school led initiatives
    •    Attend and contribute to quarterly meetings at the Adelaide Health Medical Sciences building

    Who can apply?

    A person with demonstrable commitment to, and knowledge of the health sector, in particularly Dentistry and Oral Health. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and competent in IT; including Microsoft Office suite and online software applications.  

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online Expression of Interest Form or contact volunteer@adelaide.edu.au for further information.

  • Animal Ethics Committee - Category C Member

    It is necessary for all persons associated with the University of Adelaide to obtain appropriate ethical clearance for any research, teaching or experimental activity involving animals. The Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) assists the University to ensure that all activities it conducts relating to the care and use of animals are in compliance with the Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes and the Animal Welfare Act (SA). In accordance with the Code, the Committee approves only those studies for which animals are essential and justified and which conform to the requirements of the Code. This takes into consideration factors including ethics, the impact on the animal or animals and the anticipated scientific or educational value.

    NOTE: The Category C member brings an independent view to the Committee.

    Responsibilities

    • Examine and approve or reject written proposals for new projects and ongoing activities relevant to the use of animals for scientific purposes;
    • Approve guidelines for the care and management of animals that are bred, held and used for scientific purposes on behalf of the University;
    • Monitor the acquisition, transportation, production, housing, care, use and fate of animals;
    • Provide advice and recommend to the institution any measures needed to ensure that the standards of the Code are maintained;
    • Recommend action required in regard to unexpected adverse events and authorise the emergency treatment or euthanasia of any animal;
    • Recommend action required when projects or activities that are in breach of the Code are detected;
    • Examine and comment on institutional plans and policies that may affect the welfare of animals used for scientific and teaching purposes;
    • Contribute to the reporting requirements of the institution and the Code as specified.

    Who can apply?

    • A person with demonstrable commitment to, and established experience in, furthering the welfare of animals.
    • Will have no existing affiliation with the University and will not be currently involved in the care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
    • Active membership of, and endorsement by, an animal welfare organisation (while not representing the organisation) is desirable.
    • Computer literacy – email, download files, navigate the animal ethics online web form application system (training provided for the online system)

    Does this position interest you?

    To apply please send your CV with a letter of support from the animal welfare organisation to amanda.camporeale@adelaide.edu.au. For further information please visit our website.

  • O'Week 2022 Volunteer

    Orientation is an important time for new students to prepare for University. During O'week 2022 (21-25 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, 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 Ask Adelaide information booths
    • Assist with information talks and crowd management
    • Be available to attend a training session a week or two prior to the event
    • Assist with set up 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

  • Sports Volunteering - Boundary Umpire for Adelaide University Football Club

    The Adelaide University Football Club (AUFC) is a Division 1 team in the Adelaide Football League and currently has over 300 players and 9 teams across their Men's and Women's leagues. They are seeking Boundary Umpire volunteers to assist at these matches in accordance with the Laws of the Game. 

    Responsibilities

    • Determining whether a football is out of bounds or out of bounds on the full and signalling to the field umpire when that has occurred.
    • Throwing the football back into play if it has gone out of bounds, when directed to do so by a field umpire.
    • Determine whether a player has incorrectly entered the centre square (as indicated in the association/league rules and regulations)
    • Bringing the football back to the centre square after a goal has been scored.
    • Reporting a player or official who commits a reportable offence.
    • Liaise with all other umpires officiating in the match
    • Report to the field umpire during the match
    • Accountable to team manager and the AUFC General Manager
    • Adhere to the Australian University Football Club guidelines

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, alumni and general public and have a basic knowledge and understanding of the Adelaide Football League rules. Relevant training for volunteers can be facilitated through the club if required. 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 contact Christopher Lipapis at christopher.lipapis@student.adelaide.edu.au or phone 0431 072 730

  • Sports Volunteering - Goal Umpire for Adelaide University Football Club

    The Adelaide University Football Club (AUFC) is a Division 1 team in the Adelaide Football League and currently has over 300 players and 9 teams across their Men's and Women's leagues. They are seeking Goal Umpire volunteers to assist at these matches in accordance with the Laws of the Game. 

    Responsibilities

    • Determining whether a goal or behind has been scored.
    • Signal that a goal or behind has been scored after being given the “all clear” or “touched all clear” by a field umpire.
    • Record all goals and behinds scored by each team during a match.
    • Report any player or official who commits a reportable offence.
    • At the end of each quarter and at the end of each match, both goal umpires shall compare the score they have recorded.
    • Liaise with all other umpires officiating in the match
    • Report to the field umpire during the match
    • Accountable to team manager and the AUFC General Manager
    • Adhere to the Australian University Football Club guidelines

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, alumni and general public and have a basic knowledge and understanding of the Adelaide Football League rules. Relevant training for volunteers can be facilitated through the club if required. 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 contact Christopher Lipapis at christopher.lipapis@student.adelaide.edu.au or phone 0431 072 730

  • Sports Volunteering - Timekeeper/Scoreboard for Adelaide University Football Club

    The Adelaide University Football Club (AUFC) is a Division 1 team in the Adelaide Football League and currently has over 300 players and 9 teams across their Men's and Women's leagues. They are seeking Timekeeper/Scoreboard volunteers to assist at home matches only.

    Responsibilities

    • Keep time for each quarter of the match.
    • Lodge completed timecards with the team manager after the game has finished.
    • Perform any other function as may be directed.
    • Ensure a suitable siren or horn is supplied for Home matches.
    • Display all progressive scores on either a laptop or club scoreboard.
    • Report to the the team manager
    • Liaise with the umpires and the timekeeper from the opposition team.
    • Accountable to the Field Umpires officiating the game and the team manager/AUFC General Manager
    • Adhere to the Australian University Football Club guidelines

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, alumni and general public and have a basic knowledge and understanding of the Adelaide Football League rules. Relevant training for volunteers can be facilitated through the club if required. 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 contact Christopher Lipapis at christopher.lipapis@student.adelaide.edu.au or phone 0431 072 730

More opportunities

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