Positions Available

Last updated: 21 September 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

  • Career Mentor

    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.

    Facilitated by the Career Services team, our mentoring programs connect current students to industry professionals. Mentoring is a learning relationship that focuses on the mentee's goals and development. Our programs provide students with an opportunity to develop career management skills and increase employability in their industry, based on their mentor's insights, guidance and personal perspectives. Mentors engage in the learning and coaching process, helping students to achieve their goals.

    Responsibilities

    • Facilitate the development of your mentee, based on their needs
    • Act as a resource, adviser or coach based on their needs.
    • Participation in the program 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.

    Current students of the university are unable to apply for this volunteer role.

    Does this position interest you?

    For further information please visit the Career Services website.

  • Event Volunteer Ingenuity 2023

    Ingenuity is South Australia’s largest design and technology exhibition. It is a vibrant, interactive showcase of university student projects exploring real-life applications of architecture, engineering, science, technology, computer and mathematical sciences. Final-year students from the Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology are spotlighted at this event, where they have the opportunity to explain their work to industry stakeholders, high school students, and the general public. 

    Responsibilities

    • Packing gift bags for attendees 
    • Event set up (putting up posters, arranging tablecloths, helping students)
    • Assisting students during the event by checking they have everything they need 
    • Social media content – only if you have elected to do so
    • Event pack down (taking down posters, helping students move their projects, packing items into boxes)
    • Giving tours and providing directions to event attendees
    • Additional tasks as required 

    Who can apply?

    Applications are open to all UoA students from any Faculty. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic with excellent people skills to build a strong volunteer team of 30. Volunteers must be available for either half or full days on Tuesday 31 October and Wednesday 1 November. Volunteers will be provided with a t-shirt to wear during the event.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form by Friday, 13 October or contact set.marketing@adelaide.edu.au if you have any further questions about this volunteer role.

  • Front of House for Theatre Guild

    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild ('the Guild') is a not-for-profit community theatre company located at the University’s North Terrace campus. The Guild is the second oldest amateur theatre company in South Australia. The Guild prides itself on the quality of all its productions and given its strong link with a globally recognised education institution, places particular importance on supporting student-led productions and fostering a learning environment through workshops, play-readings and events.

    The Guild are seeking volunteers to assist with Front of House duties for their 2023 Season. Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to the shows they assist with. 

    Responsibilities

    • Check tickets and assist patrons to their seats
    • Provide high quality customer service by assisting patrons with any questions they may have
    • Assist with bar service (Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate is required to undertake this duty)
    • Some manual handling may be required

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, alumni and general public and no experience is necessary, however a RSA certificate is required if assisting with bar service. Volunteers can choose which production they wish to assist with throughout the 2023 Season. Volunteering participation hours for this role can be claimed by UoA students as part of the Adelaide Graduate Award.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact the Theatre Guild at theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au or phone 8313 5999.

  • Sports Volunteering

    With over 35 sporting clubs Adelaide University Sport & Fitness (AUSF) has many volunteering opportunities through events, clubs and national competitions. Volunteering can be a rewarding experience, providing pathways for your career, interests and development. At AUSF we value our volunteers and have a number of reward incentives in place. 

    Opportunities

    • Club support roles
    • Event support roles
    • Administration support roles
    • Coaching and umpiring

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, staff, Alumni and the general public who have an interest in sports or would like to meet new people while developing new skills. Volunteering participation hours can be claimed by UoA students as part of the Adelaide Graduate Award program.

    Does this position interest you?

    If you are interested in volunteering in sport please email sports@adelaide.edu.au

  • Student Wellbeing Advisory Group

    The University of Adelaide Student Wellbeing Advisory Group is a dynamic student volunteer program committed to enhancing the overall wellbeing of students, run by the Student Health and Wellbeing team. Our mission is to create a supportive and inclusive environment by prioritising students' physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to meaningful wellbeing activities and projects
    • Assist with implementing new student wellbeing initiatives
    • Collaborate, educate and advocate to address the diverse aspects of wellbeing
    • Help foster a positive campus culture within our community

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current University of Adelaide students who have been enrolled in at least 2 courses in each study period. Applicants must have completed at least 1 study period and achieved a 5.0 GPA (credit average), and have at least 2 study terms remaining in their degree, to sign a 1-year volunteer contract. If you are a PhD student, you must be at least 6 months into your PhD.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form by Friday, 13 October or contact studentwellbeing@adelaide.edu.au if you have any further questions about this volunteer role.

  • Urrbrae House School's History Program

    This interactive schools program for primary students is usually held on Wednesday mornings at the Waite Historic Precinct during school term. This program immerses primary school students into the recreated world of 1892. Our volunteers contribute by developing a character through role-play and costumes to help recreate the past for the children.

    Responsibilities

    • lead children through various activities
    • role-play characters from the 1890s
    • dress in period costumes from the 1890s
    • adhere to the Child Safety Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
    • undertake required training and screenings for the role

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be alumni, staff or members of the public. This role suits those that have an interest in history and enjoy working with children. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program. Please note that the program runs most Wednesday mornings during school term. This is a long term volunteer role and requires a working with children check before commencement.

    Does this position interest you?

    To express your interest in this volunteer role, please contact Kathryn Pearson, Urrbrae House Coordinator at urrbraehouse@adelaide.edu.au

  • Urrbrae House Tour Guide

    Volunteer Tour Guides in our heritage-listed Urrbrae House, lead tours mainly on the first Sunday of every month during autumn and spring, and during school holidays. Guides can be expected to take groups of up to 20 people at any one time. Guides may also assist with events held during History Month and at other times.

    All of our guides are instructed in the history of Urrbrae House, the Waite family and the early Waite Agricultural Research Institute.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be alumni, staff or members of the public. This role suits those that have an interest in history. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program. 

    Does this position interest you?

    To express your interest in this volunteer role, please contact Kathryn Pearson, Urrbrae House Coordinator at urrbraehouse@adelaide.edu.au

Volunteer information sessions

If you would like to know more about volunteering at the university, please sign up to our next Volunteer Information Session or contact Kerry James, Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator at volunteer@adelaide.edu.au