Positions Available

Last updated: 6 October 2022

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

  • Connections Mate - English Language Centre

    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 intercultural program volunteer registration form or contact Hung Dao, ELC Student Services Officer at hung.dao@adelaide.edu.au

  • Conservation Volunteer - Ecoversity

    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. The species selected are based on what existed prior to land clearance in the 19th century. Land preparation, tree and shrub planting days happen every Friday throughout the year. Volunteers can choose which Friday's suit their schedule. 

    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 tube-stock
    •    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, drinking water and sunscreen will be provided. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the registration form  or for further information visit the Ecoversity website or email ecoversity@adelaide.edu.au 

  • Front of House - University of Adelaide 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 2022 Season. Volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to the shows they assist with.

    Responsibilities

    • Welcome patrons and assist them to their seats
    • Check tickets and assist patrons with COVID QR Check-in points
    • 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 2022 Season. Volunteering participation hours for this role can be claimed by UoA students as part of the Adelaide Graduate Award program.

    Does this position interest you?

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

  • Talking with Aussies Volunteer - International Student Support

    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 view the volunteer information pamphlet, and then complete the expression of interest form. For any questions, please contact the TWA Program 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.