Positions available

In-person volunteering postponed

The University’s greatest priority is the health and safety of our wonderful and diverse community. To minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure, and in line with Government advice, we are postponing in-person volunteering until further notice.

Online volunteering opportunities are still available.

The University will continue to follow Government advice and monitor the situation as it evolves.

Last updated: 3 April 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.


Online volunteering opportunities

  • Virtual Volunteering - PASS Social Media Officer (students only)

    The PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Social Media Officers contribute to the promotion of the PASS program to students and staff by coordinating the creation and posting of content advertising program details and showcasing PASS Leader and alumni program activities and contributions. 

    Working with the PASS Coordinator and Administrative Support staff, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of PASS Social Media profiles, including the planning and scheduling of regular posts, and the coordination of content creation by PASS Leaders in line with the PASS Marketing and Promotion Plan.


    • Plan and schedule regular social media posts promoting PASS activities, leaders and program details.
    • Create digital content for social media posts including photographs, digital flyers/posters, interviews, and mini-blog entries for PASS social media accounts.
    • Monitor and respond to basic comments and queries on PASS social media accounts.  
    • Identify and re-post relevant material to PASS social media accounts. 
    • Identify and follow relevant social media accounts from the broader university and peer learning/mentoring programs.
    • Coordinate guest posting by PASS Leaders and staff.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a student in their second or subsequent year of study at The University of Adelaide. PASS Leader experience preferred. Working knowledge of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. required. Applicants must be self-driven with excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meeting ongoing deadlines. Professional Development opportunities through Peer Leadership masterclasses, workshops and training events will be provided. Attendance requirements are between 1-3 hours per week during Semester. 

    Please note that during the COVID-19 period, all aspects of the role can be carried out online/remotely. Media and Marketing students encouraged to apply.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Chelsea Avard at pass@adelaide.edu.au or visit the website for further information on PASS. 

  • Virtual Volunteering - Student support for International Students

    Do you speak English fluently? We need your help! 

    The Talking with Aussies (TWA) program matches current international students of the University with volunteers to practice conversational English for one hour per week. If you can spare an hour a week to chat one-on-one online with an international student, we’d love to welcome you as a member of the Talking with Aussies Program. Volunteers come from a range of age groups and backgrounds and include students, retirees and working professionals.


    • To chat on-line 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 must be able to speak fluent English and have the ability to interact with people on-line 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 Lian van Veen, Program Coordinator at twa@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Virtual Volunteering - 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.


    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.

More opportunities

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