Positions available

Last updated: 11 September 2019

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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  • Lantern Assemblers for Light the Night Event - Leukaemia Foundation (10 October)

    Light the Night  is the Leukaemia Foundation’s beautiful evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer. The Adelaide event will be held on Friday 11 October at the University of Adelaide.

    The assembling of the lanterns will take place over 2 shifts on the 10 October. Shift 1 10.45am - 2.00pm; Shift 2 1.45pm - 5.00pm in the Ingkarni Wardli Atrium, North Terrace Campus.

    Responsibilities

    • Unpack lantern boxes
    • Remove packaging and seals
    • Assemble lanterns
    • Attend an information session on Friday 4 October at 12pm-1.30pm
    • Adhere to the manual handling procedures and HWS policy

    Who can apply?

    To apply through the Community Volunteering Program, applicants must be current students with a positive and friendly personality. You must have effective communication skills and some customer service experience. As a representative of the University's Community Volunteering Program you must be respectful, professional, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and have the ability to engage with others from diverse backgrounds. Volunteering hours can be recognised through the Adelaide Graduate Award on evidence of volunteering.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the Community Volunteering Program application form  or contact Kerry James on 08 8313 3354 or volunteer@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Front of house volunteer for Theatre Guild production Seventeen (12-26 October)

    The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild (the Guild) is a not-for-profit community theatre company located at the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus. The Guild is the second oldest amateur theatre company in South Australia and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2018. The Guild is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with front of house for their upcoming production of Seventeen running between the 12-26 October.

    Responsibilities

    • Usher: take tickets before patrons enter the theatre
    • Box Office: hand out tickets to customers who have already paid, handle ticket transactions 
    • Bar: serve drinks to customers (must have a responsible service alcohol certificate)

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, Alumni or from the general public who have a an interest in the theatre. Applicants should be respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable, with customer service experience. For volunteers interested in the Theatre Bar role must have a responsible service alcohol certificate.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact the Administrator via theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au or visit the Theatre Guild website for further information. All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the production they work on.

  • Event Assistant at Children's University Graduations (4-14 November)

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    Children's University Adelaide (CUA) offers educational experiences for children seven to 14 years of age and volunteering opportunities for children 15 to 18 years of age. CUA recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations. Volunteering opportunities are available to assist with CUA graduations held between 4-14 November. Several shifts are available and volunteers can choose which ones best suit them.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with pack-up and pack-down
    • Assist with registration and ushering
    • Assist with robing and gown collection
    • Supervise children at allocated areas during events

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public. Must be friendly, be confident working with children, have excellent communication skills, reliable, culturally aware, enthusiastic and encouraging.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the application form or contact Julie Quimby, Events and Communications Officer at julie.quimby@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Volunteer support for Don Dunstan Foundation (NEW POSITION)

    The Don Dunstan Foundation (DDF) was established in 1999 to bring together researchers, policy makers and community groups to meet social needs in South Australia. The Foundation focuses on homelessness, purpose economy, mental health, migration and aboriginal economic empowerment. The roles main purpose is to support the volunteer coordinator in making new volunteers feel welcome by transitioning them through the application, recruitment and orientation process.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the organisation to smoothly transition new volunteers
    • Contribution to ideas for training and volunteer well-being
    • Assist with shortlisting, interviewing, orientations and keeping volunteers engaged 

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni or members of the public with excellent communication skills, as well as have the ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. The applicant must have an understanding of volunteer recruitment processes and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Office suite. Please note that this volunteer role is a commitment of 6+ months for 5-10 hours per week. Days and times are flexible with working from home an option.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please express your interest via email to Volunteer Coordinator Emilie Soda emilie.soda@adelaide.edu.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 Martin Basics, Mentoring Project Officer at martin.basics@adelaide.edu.au or visit the mentoring website for further information.

  • Committee member for Friends of Urrbrae House

    Urrbrae House, a heritage-listed building, is located at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide, Urrbrae. It is an accredited museum with the History Trust of South Australia and is part of the University’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine.

    The Friends of Urrbrae House (FOUH) was formed in 1991 as an incorporated Association (affiliated with the University of Adelaide) to:

    • foster the care of Urrbrae House and the Historic Precinct
    • promote the cultural and social life of the institutions on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide.

    Responsibilities

    • Planning and delivering events/activities to achieve the aims of the FOUH
    • Undertake various organisational and administrative tasks for the Association
    • Attend FOUH committee meetings up to four times a year

    Who can apply?

    Students, staff, alumni and public can apply for this position. Personal attributes required: ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and age groups, capacity to be flexible and adaptable, willingness to learn about history relevant to the site and/or event.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Amanda Jackson, Urrbrae House Volunteer Coordinator, amanda.jackson@adelaide.edu.au or visit the Urrbrae House 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 contact Thomas Crichton, Student Coordinator at thomas.crichton@adelaide.edu.au 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 answering student questions at the ‘Quick Question’ desk at the front of the space, your work will improve the running 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 general study skills questions such as: What's a good strategy for cutting words in an assignment? How do you avoid procrastination? How do you use sources well in an assignment? Do outlines really work? This is my first time in the Writing Centre, how does this work?
    • 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

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current student 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 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: 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: 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.