Other Opportunities

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.

  • 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. 


    • 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.

  • Communication role-play for Dental Patient Volunteer Program

    With the Adelaide Dental School Volunteer Patient Program, volunteers help the University's dental and oral hygiene/therapy students learn the essential skill of effective patient communication. This program is part of the communication skills course for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Health degrees. There’s no dental treatment involved and previous acting experience is not required.


    • participate in communication role-plays
    • attend training and induction sessions
    • adhere to the University's Volunteer Policy and Procedures

    Who can apply?

    Applicants can be students, alumni, staff or public, who have an interest in supporting students. Applicants must have excellent communication skills, and be reliable, punctual and committed. Please note information and training sessions are held in late July, and teaching sessions run in August, September and October. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, generally from 12.45 pm – 4.00 pm, although occasionally sessions may end at 5.00 pm.

    Does this position interest you?

    Please contact Dental School Volunteer Patient Program Coordinator Vicky Skinner vicki.skinner@adelaide.edu.au (please note that Vicki's office days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

  • 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 inclue examination of rocks from fossil collections and identifying specimens.


    • 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.