Arts and Cultural Volunteering for Alumni

Are you interested in languages, cultures and art? There are several volunteering opportunities with the Confucius Institute, English Language Centre and University Collections

Below is a comprehensive list of cultural and arts volunteering opportunities for alumni. Make sure you read the "who can apply?" section of each role before applying.

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  • Chinese language speaker with the Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture and works towards a more informed understanding of China. Confucius Institute's volunteer team plays an important role in supporting the Confucius Institute. As a member of this volunteering team, you will have the opportunity to meet other people with an interest in China, Chinese language, culture and a chance to develop your work skills. 

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with advice on pronunciation and understanding of Chinese language
    • Help Chinese language students practice speaking in Chinese
    • Attend weekly activities that cover a wide range of different topics in the Chinese language

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public who can speak fluent Chinese and are interested in sharing their Chinese heritage by way of language and culture. Must be respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and enjoy engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please register your interest to be a Chinese language speaker or email confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au if you have any further questions about this role. 

  • Chinese workshop facilitator with the Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture and works towards a more informed understanding of China. Confucius Institute's volunteer team plays an important role in supporting the Confucius Institute. Volunteers who have a valid working with children check can assist our staff from Shandong University to run cultural workshops at schools across South Australia. 

    Responsibilities

    • Help set-up and pack-up for workshops
    • Help facilitate calligraphy writing workshops
    • Help facilitate Chinese knotting and other hands-on activities for school children

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public with an interest in Chinese language, culture and working with children. Must be respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and enjoy engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This volunteer role requires a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before commencement.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please register your interest to be a Chinese workshop facilitator or email confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au if you have any further questions about this role. 

  • Collection management with University Collections

    University Collections support and encourage everyone to participate in the art and cultural activities of the University. A volunteer group has been established to assist in further developing all aspects of the collections.

    Responsibilities

    • Ability to learn cataloguing techniques
    • Be able to handle material with care
    • Demonstrate attention to detail
    • Maintain confidentiality of any sensitive material

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be current students, alumni, staff or public with an interest in art and heritage collections with computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Volunteer group runs every Tuesday morning, however volunteer positions are limited.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please email unicollections@adelaide.edu.au or visit the University Collections website for further information.

  • Event volunteer with the Confucius Institute

    The Confucius Institute promotes the learning of Chinese language and culture and works towards a more informed understanding of China. Confucius Institute's volunteer team plays an important role in supporting the Confucius Institute. As a member of this volunteering team, you will have the opportunity to meet other people with an interest in China, Chinese language, culture and  develop your work skills.  

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with registrations at events
    • Stewarding at larger events
    • Help facilitate calligraphy writing for children's events
    • Help facilitate Chinese knotting and other activities for children's events
    • Set-up and pack-up
    • Photography and obtaining permission forms

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public with an interest in Chinese language and culture. Must be respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and enjoy engaging with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please register your interest to be an event volunteer or email confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au if you have any further questions about this role. 

  • 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' broaden 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.

Have any questions? 

Send us an email or call us on 08 8313 3354.