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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: 10 June 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

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  • Animal Ethics Committee - Category C & D 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.

  • International Peer Study Support Mentor

    The International Peer Study Support (IPSS) Mentors provide 1:1 transition and study support to offshore international students that are studying at the University for the first time. Mentoring sessions will be facilitated online at the times that mentors make themselves available, between Orientation Week (19th July) and SWATVAC (19th November). Mentees will have the ability to match and book with mentors via an online platform called Vygo. Video sessions can be facilitated within the same platform.

    Responsibilities

    • Mentor students: Support the transition and development of study skills for commencing offshore international students
    • Provide tips and tricks to help students engage with their studies
    • Talk, be friendly and caring, and have fun.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current students of the University of Adelaide with a GPA of 6 or above and have the ability to model effective study skills and habits for first year students. Applicants must have good effective communication and interpersonal skills and be reliable, punctual with a responsible attitude. Training in mentoring strategies and the Vygo platform will be provided. Volunteering hours are eligible to count towards the Adelaide Graduate Award.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the online application form by Wednesday 30 June or contact Renee Carter, Program Coordinator at renee.carter@adelaide.edu.au for further information.

  • International Student Support - Talking with Aussies Program

    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 in person or 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.

    Responsibilities

    • To chat 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 must be able to speak fluent English and have the ability to interact with people in-person and 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 view the volunteer application pamphlet before applying or contact Lian van Veen, Program Coordinator at twa@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Social Media Officer for PASS

    The Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) aims to help students to understand and apply key concepts in their courses, supporting them to achieve their best possible academic results. The purpose of the PASS Social Media Officer is to contribute to the promotion of the PASS program to students and staff by coordinating the creation and posting of content such as advertising program details and showcasing PASS Leader and alumni program activities and contributions.

    Responsibilities

    • 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 currently enrolled students in their second or subsequent year of study at the University of Adelaide. Must have working knowledge of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Applicants should have excellent time management and communication skills as well as, self-drive, work independently, show leadership, initiative and the ability to meet deadlines. Social Media Officer will be required to attend planning and supervision meetings across the teaching year and contribute between 1-3 hours per week. Completion of training induction is essential. PASS Leader experience preferred. Media and Marketing students encouraged to apply.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please send a cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position and a one page CV to carolyn.haese@adelaide.edu.au by 25 July 2021. 

  • Social Media Officer for Writing Centre

    The aim of the Writing Centre is to help students, no matter their skill level, in their development as writers through in person and one-on-one consultations. The purpose of the Writing Centre Social Media Officers is to contribute to the promotion of the Writing Centre to students and staff by coordinating the creation and posting of content such as advertising services, resources, study skills advice, team contributions and program details. 

    Responsibilities

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

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be currently enrolled students of the University of Adelaide with a working knowledge of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Applicants should have strong study skills and high GPA along with excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines, excellent communication skills, self-drive, work independently and show leadership and initiative. Social Media Officers will be required to attend planning and supervision meetings across the teaching year and contribute between 1-3 hours per week. Completion of training induction is essential. Media and Marketing students encouraged to apply.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please send a cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position and a one page CV to carolyn.haese@adelaide.edu.au by 25 July 2021. 

  • 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

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