Event volunteering

Volunteering for events is a great way to showcase your time management and organisation skills.

The University organises many events that require volunteers, from Open Day to Orientation Week and many other campus and community events in between. 

View the list below to see a comprehensive list of event volunteering opportunites. Make sure you read the "Who can apply?" section of each role before applying.

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  • 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 was founded on the establishment of the institution, and now 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. 

  • 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 volunteer for Language & Cultural Engagement

    The Language & Cultural Engagement (LCE) is a free program open to all University of Adelaide students with opportunities for social interaction through language and cultural networking. There are a number of LCE events through-out the year that require volunteer assistance.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare decorations/materials
    • Assist with set up and pack down
    • Assist with registration and greeting guests
    • Assist with activities and station leader
    • Adhere to food handling requirements when serving dinner
    • Follow instructions from the volunteer supervisor

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current student who has attended at least 2 events as a guest. Must be committed with excellent communication skills, high level of time management and organisational skills and have the ability to engage with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Shawna Hooton, International Student Support at iss@adelaide.edu.au or visit their website for the 2019 social event calendar.

  • Event volunteer for Student Health & Wellbeing Program

    The Student Health & Wellbeing Program is designed to support the work of the Student Health & Wellbeing Ambassadors. Volunteers provide support for projects and events run to promote the health and wellbeing of their fellow students. Volunteers will be able to contribute with event support help out on events across all three campuses, including Mental Health Awareness Week and University Mental Health Day.

    Responsibilities

    In order to complete the program and be recognised for their contribution, volunteers must meet the following requirements:

    • Attend a compulsory training session
    • Provide an excellent customer service experience by behaving in a professional and enthusiastic manner at all events
    • Be punctual for shifts
    • Be reliable – turn up for every shift you sign up for or communicate with the event coordinator in advance if you can no longer attend so a replacement can be found
    • Contribute to at least one event or the development of one resource, including attending a briefing meeting where required

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be students who are respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and should have the ability to work with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Please complete the student health and wellebing volunteer application form to register your interest. Contact Ben Chandler at ben.chandler@adelaide.edu.au or visit the student health and wellbeing website for further information.

  • Orientation Host for O'Week 2020 (applications CLOSED)

    As a student host your role will provide a point of contact for new students during their transition to University. Student hosts will meet new students during O’Week to see how they are going and assist with any questions.

    Responsibilities may include

    • Conduct a campus tour for your allocated student group.
    • Assist new students with any questions they may have about University life.
    • Accompany your allocated student group on your Faculty Day.
    • Complete an online induction and training session prior to O'Week.

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be current second year students or above with excellent communication skills who are respectful, professional, energetic, enthusiastic, punctual, reliable and have the ability to engage with new students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    Does this position interest you?

    Applications for Orientation Hosts are now closed and will open in late 2019.