Other Opportunities For Alumni

Didn't quite find what you were looking for? The University's volunteer program is very diverse and not all volunteer roles fit within the categories listed.

View the list below to see what other volunteering opportunities you might be interested in. Make sure you read the "Who can apply?" section of each role before applying.

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  • Character role-play for History Program at Urrbrae House (Waite Campus)

    This interactive schools program for primary students is run on Wednesday mornings at the Waite Historic Precinct during school term. This program immerses primary school students into the recreated world of 1892. Our volunteers contribute by developing a character through role-play and costumes to help recreate the past for the children. 

    Responsibilities

    • lead children through various activities
    • role-play characters from the 1890s
    • dress in period costumes from the 1890s
    • adhere to the Child Safety Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
    • undertake required training and screenings for the role

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public. Volunteers must have an interest in history and enjoy working with children. Volunteers must also have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and committed to the program. Please note that the program runs every Wednesday morning during school term. This is a long term volunteer role and requires a working with children check before commencement. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please visit the Waite Historic Precinct, Urrbrae House Primary School History Program website.

  • Event volunteer with Don Dunstan Foundation

    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. We are currently seeking event volunteers to assist at events throughout the year.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist with event set-up and pack-down
    • Assist with event registration and greeting speakers 
    • Assist with ushering and crowd management

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni or members of the public with excellent communication skills who are respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and sociable.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please express your interest via email to Volunteer Coordinator Emilie Soda emilie.soda@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Event Assistant at Children's University

    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 events including the annual graduations held in November.

    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 or members of the public. Must be friendly, be confident working with children, have excellent communication skills, reliable, culturally aware, enthusiastic and encouraging. All volunteers will require a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) before starting their role. If you don't have a WWCC, we can arrange one for you.

    Does this position interest you?

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

  • Field Volunteer for planting of native tubestock

    Industry sources estimate that 65% of horticultural and agricultural crops produced in Australia require pollination services. Through the Rural R&D for Profit Program, AgriFutures Australia is overseeing the Pollination for More Productive Agriculture: Guidelines for effective pollinator management and stakeholder adoption project.

    As part of this project, a research team from the University of Adelaide will be re-establishing native vegetation adjacent to commercial crops (e.g. apples, lucerne, almonds and canola) and then assessing the effect of this vegetation on pollination services. All plants are local to the area and have been specifically chosen to encourage pollinators onto neighbouring agriculture. Planting events happen throughout the year in rural South Australia.

    Responsibilities

    • Planting of native tubestock
    • Physical work – lifting, bending and kneeling
    • Agree to work in a safe and healthy way and not jeopardise the health and safety of others.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public who have an interest in native flora, pollination and meeting like-minded people. Must be respectful, professional, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and adhere to all University policies and procedures outlined in the volunteering handbook. Car pooling can be arranged. Volunteers are welcome to camp overnight at location. Meals will be provided.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please email volunteer@adelaide.edu.au to express your interest and we will get back to you with further information on planting dates.

  • Fossil collection curator with School of Biological Sciences

    The fossil curation volunteer group forms part of the School for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Volunteers assist with curation of the Maslin Bay fossil collection. Tasks include examination of rocks from fossil collections and identifying specimens.

    Responsibilities

    • examine rocks from fossil collections for all identifiable fossils
    • image and database fossils
    • identify specimens
    • undertake training in fossil examination and image capture techniques and specimen identification techniques

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public who have an interest in curation/palaeobotany. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and be reliable, punctual and committed. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Dr Kathryn Hill, Research Associate kathryn.hill@adelaide.edu.au.

  • Gardening at Urrbrae House Gardens and Arboretum (Waite Campus)

    With more than 2,400 plant specimens in our world-class Arboretum and the Urrbrae House Historic Precinct gardens, assistance is always welcome. Our volunteers meet regularly on Tuesdays and Fridays to garden, followed by a coffee and a chat. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers who no longer have a garden at home yet long to be out in the fresh air in a friendly and supportive environment.

    Responsibilities

    • Gardening, planting, weeding and pruning
    • Adhere to Health, Safety and Welfare Policy

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or members of the public who have an interest in gardening. Must be respectful, professional, enthusiastic, punctual and reliable. Please note that this volunteer program runs every Tuesday and Friday from 9.15 am –12.15 pm except during extreme weather. 

    Does this position interest you

    Please email erica.boyle@adelaide.edu.au or phone 08 8313 7405.

  • Plant propagation at Urrbrae House Gardens (Waite Campus)

    With more than 2400 plant specimens in our world-class Arboretum and Urrbrae House Historic Precinct Gardens, assistance is always needed with plant propagation.

    Responsibilities

    • Plant propagation of cuttings taken from plant specimens in the Arboretum and Gardens
    • Adhere to Health, Safety and Welfare Policy

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni or a members of the public who have an interest in gardening. Must be respectful, professional, enthusiastic, punctual and reliable.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please email erica.boyle@adelaide.edu.au or phone 8313 7405.

  • Technical Assistant with TERN AusPlots Program (applications CLOSED)

    TERN AusPlots volunteer technical assistants help undertake the sorting and maintenance of environmental surveillance data and vegetation/soil samples collected as part of the AusPlots program.

    Tasks involve unpacking vegetation and soil samples once they have been collected, sorting and labelling samples, cross-referencing sample collections and data, taking soil sub-samples and undertaking basic analyses. 

    Responsibilities

    • Assist TERN personnel collect, manage, catalogue and archive AusPlots plant and soil samples and data
    • Assist AusPlots scientists with management of achieved samples to ensure their continued long-term longevity
    • Assist AusPlots scientists validate data by running cross-reference checks

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni or members of the public who have an interest in plant taxonomy, soil sampling and archiving. Must be respectful, professional, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and adhere to all University policies and procedures outlined in the handbook. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Applications are currently closed for this volunteer role. For further information please email sally.oneill@adelaide.edu.au.