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 for Community Volunteering Program

    Are you interested in event management? Do you like working in a team and meeting new people? Or do you have limited time and just want to volunteer at one-off events?

    The Community Volunteering Program (CVP) provides opportunities to students to undertake a range of projects and activities for the University community and partnering organisations. As a team you can assist with events such as: O'Week, Adelaide Festival, International Women’s Day and Festival of Ideas, just to name a few.

    Responsibilities

    In consultation with the Volunteer Program Coordinator, CVP Event Volunteers will:
    •    Assist the event lead with setting up and pack down of events
    •    Assist with event registration and ushering
    •    Provide excellent customer service to event participants
    •    Attend compulsory briefings and training as required
    •    Adhere to the University's Volunteer Policy and Health, Safety and Wellbeing procedures
    •    Other duties as required

    Who can apply?

    Applicants must be a current student of the University who is friendly, confident, well presented, reliable, punctual, culturally aware and committed to the program. Volunteering hours for this program will be recognised towards the Adelaide Graduate Award.

    Does this position interest you?

    To be part of the Community Volunteering Program please complete the application form and we will notify you when opportunities are available. Contact Kerry James on 8313 3354 or volunteer@adelaide.edu.au 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 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 visit the website for further information and expression of interest form.

  • Event volunteer for Student Health & Wellbeing Program (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

    The role of the Student Health & Wellbeing (SH&W) volunteer is designed to support the work of the SH&W senior volunteers by providing assistance with projects and events run to promote the health and wellbeing of their fellow students. Volunteers will be able to 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?

    Applications for this volunteer role are currently closed.